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Community / Land projects / PACHEDO

PACHEDO

€0

03/23 - 05/24

Completed

This project is part of

General

The project implores to consolidate and deepen the previous project achieved outcomes on marginalized women as right holders. This project therefore will be hinged on three intervention areas: 1. Transformative skills trainings in Gender equity and Diversity (GED), leadership and civic values, life skills.eg resilience and positive coping, peace <(>&<)> conflict management, advocacy processes. PACHEDO will facilitate 18 women’s rights advocacy groups (WRAGs) of 25- 30 members. The trainings will build self-esteem, developskills and attitudes to appreciate gender equality and engage men and other stakeholders to realize zero tolerance to male dominance, violence against women access to productive resources, health and education services. The civic values willempower right holders to competently interface with policy makers, enforcers at the sub-county to open space for women rights fulfilment and participationin governance. 2. The women’s rights awareness and activism (local, community and institutional activism through role model men methodology). The 18 women Rights Advocacy pressure groups (WRAGs) will be trained on women basic human rights and legal instruments asprovided in CEDAW, constitution of Uganda, land policies and resolutions that protect women’s rights especially the social economicrights, access to productive resources. The various government systems are mandated as duty bearers and community support structures such as cultural, religious leaders as safety nets in protecting and respondingto women right protracted abuses, exploitation and violence. Efforts to intensify on community engagements and action based advocacy for social change and inclusion through civic education and public awareness campaigns will be facilitated on women set rights agendas, identified policy gaps, abuse and violations that will influence policies and decisions to improve enforcement of the legal instruments. The role model men will reach out to fellow men to challenge the violent actions of men and promote Gender equity and Diversity for peaceful co-existence. 3. The social economic empowerment. PACHEDO will train 18 self-help groups on VSLA methodology, business and entrepreneurship skills encourage women to save, borrow to self finance their innovative micro enterprises. Specialized trainings, mentorship in selected market led micro enterprises such as soap making, bakery, piggery including VSLA Kits that will be provided. These will strengthen marginalized women economically, provide employment, increase their personal and household incomes, boost negotiation power, promote social and family cohesion, recognition, inclusion for peaceful co-existence. The overall objective will be to strengthen resilience of marginalized women (rights holders 19-60yrs) in promoting Gender equality and inclusion for improved access to productive resources, social services and civic participation in Bungatira Sub County. By the end of the project, the following changes will be expected to be achieved: At least 85% of marginalized women are aware of their rights and actively participate in voicing and demanding for fulfillment of deprived rights to access productive resources and social services as provided in CEDAW, Uganda constitution, and in government service delivery guidelines such as health, education. Women should not only participate, but proactively engage in civic education and public awareness that impact-fully change attitudes of men, families and communities to zero tolerance to negative and discriminatory cultural, religious practices for improved social relationships, that permit women to gain political space and engage in inclusiveleadership and development programmes. At least 80% of the marginalized women in the 18 self help groups are engaged in social economic activities for dignified employment and demonstrate increased earnings and incomes at individual and household level that should stabilize social relationships and improve their social economic status, promote bargaining power to voice their needs and human rights demands.

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