'Women In Network' empowers rural women to stand up for their rights

'Women In Network' empowers rural women to stand up for their rights

The Women In Network (WIN) programme joins 17 coalitions of rural women in Swaziland. The goal of this project is to teach them about their rights and how to stand up for them. The Network also promotes political representation of rural women at local and national levels, together with other organisations. Their focus is on fighting cultural norms that downplay repression of and violence against women. Two new Women Centers are safe spaces to talk, train, counsel and sell home made products.

The project is funded by the EU. Implementing partners and associates are: COSPE, Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA), Swaziland Community Multi-media Network (SMCN), Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), and Women In Law in Southern Africa (WILSA), together with the government of Swaziland.

Benefitting zone
Swaziland

KEY FACTS

  • Total cost (€)

    157 943.77

    EU contracted amount

    150 000.00

    Duration

    January 2015 - October 2016

    Implementing organisation

    COOPERAZIONE PER LO SVILUPPO DEI PAESI EMERGENTI ONLUS ASSOCIAZIONI

    Funding instrument

    European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)