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Contribute to gender equality


12/19 - 12/20


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The overall goal of the project is to contribute to gender equality within pastoralists and agro-pastoralists communities through capacity building on gender equality and countering gender-based violence and harmful traditional practices that harm women,youth andgirls in accessing their rights and attaining their potentials in life. The project specific objectives include, raising awareness and knowledge of community groups on gender equality, leadership skills and participation in decision-making processes. Also to promote understanding and awareness of community men, women and youth on land rights and property ownership. The some of immediate outcomes that will support the longer term outcomes by women and youth pastoralists and agro-pastoralists is having better individual andcollective ability to control productive resources including land and natural resources, increased awareness of their socio and economic rights, and have increased leadership and governance skills for greater voice and participation of women and youth in decision making at household, community, government and market levels. Within the context Lareto Co-operative through land rights awareness and education training to the wards, women and youth leaders and communities on land Act No. 4 of 1999 and village Land Act No. 5 of 1999 will ensure their rights on land ownership and use, management, right of ownership roles and responsibilities by gender onall matters regarding family, and village land. The village and ward government leaders, women and youth leaders, traditional leaders, ward land tribunals will be trained and informed on the role of making informed decisions in land matters, importance of genderequality and of helping women and youth marginalized groups in thesociety taking part in political and decision making processes. Rights to property ownership to all community groups will also be emphasized. Empowering the community members on land matters will reduce land conflicts among different land users and this will also guarantees the rights of women and youth to own land and other properties that they can use to promote their livelihood. Equal participation of women and youth in political affairs will help thesegroups to participate and influence decisionmaking on the issues that really matters to them, including land and other rights to economic resources. The project will also enhance the land rights and security through awareness of both men and women in selected villages of Monduli District. The skills and knowledge gained from this project will empower pastoralists and agro-pastoralist women and youths to participate equitably in decision-making within their communities and in government and other relevant forums, and ableto face their specific challenges in promoting and enjoying their livelihoods

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