EASSI “Tweet-up” to commemorate 16 days of Activism against GBV

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Date(s) - 28 Nov 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM




Theme: Economic empowerment of women: overcoming the challenges and harnessing opportunities for self-reliance to end GBV


Date:  28th November 2012

Venue: EASSI Boardroom

The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) will observe the 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence under the theme, Gender and conflict: Confronting the realities to end Violence Against Women. To commemorate these days, EASSI is organizing a ‘Tweet-up’ on 28th November, 2012 at EASSI Boardroom beginning at 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

It has been said that poverty has a female face. Many women in Eastern Africa cannot access education, land or credit and are unable to work their way out of poverty. This means, women depend a lot on fathers, brothers and husbands which has often culminated into despicable levels of gender based violence. Parents sometimes marry off their girl children early as a source of income through dowry; girl children are forced to drop out of school in favour of the boy child. The result is fewer women in decision making spaces and therefore inadequacy to influence policies and decisions and a continuity of the vicious circle of poverty.

This means there needs to be a deliberate effort to support women to become more economically self-reliant and therefore end VAW.

To be a part of this tweet-up, please send an email to nasikye.esther@eassi.org

Physical Address

Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of
Women (EASSI)
Plot 87 Bukoto-Ntinda Road,
P.O.BOX 24965,Kampala
E-mail: eassi@eassi.org
Telephone:       256-414-285163/285194