RFPJ embarks on the development of women Agenda in Kamwenge and Kabarole Districts
Rwenzori Forum for Peace and Justice (RFPJ) in partnership with National Democratic Institute (NDI) and National NGO Forum is implementing a Women and Youth governance and development project. The project seeks to support grassroots and district level efforts to develop a minimum governance and development agenda for women and youth in Kabarole and Kamwenge districts. It also seeks to build the capacity of women leaders, youth leaders, and CSOs to undertake evidence-based advocacy for the participation and inclusion of youth and women in governance and development processes. Lastly, to strengthen media, local, regional and national platforms to advocate for participation and inclusion of women and youth in governance and development processes.
Development of the women`s agenda.
RFPJ in close consultation with women leaders and other stakeholders in Kamwenge and Kabarole Districts has embarked on consultative meetings to develop a woman’s governance and development agenda. The consultative meetings started on Saturday 14th March2015 with three grass root meetings in Kibaale County, Kamwenge district. In Kabarole District, two meetings were conducted on 20th March 2015 in Burahya County. During these meetings, needs and interests of women were discussed and short-term and long-term interventions identified.
In exploring the needs and interests of women, the discussions were guided by four pillars namely;
- Leadership and governance
- Service delivery(focusing on health, education and agriculture)
- Budgeting and budgeting processes
- Peace and human rights.
The findings from these community meetings are yet to inform the county and district level meetings which will come out with a women`s governance and development agenda. This agenda will guide various stakeholders to prioritize the needs and interests of women in Kabarole and Kamwenge districts.