Connecting Girls Project-FREE FUND
Global Learning for Sustainability (GLS) with support from Women Win through FREE (Financial Resilience & Economic Empowerment) Fund is implementing a one -year project dabbed “Connecting Girls” with the main objective of building an entrepreneurial movement of Girls, and Young Women (GYW) advocating for their economic freedoms and rights to rise against patriarchal structures that oppress and inhibit GYW economic participation.
Lack of economic freedoms and poor access to economic opportunities is one of the barriers to Girls and women’s attainment of positive educational and health outcomes, including financial independence. The project builds on the gains, lessons and recommendation from Girls and Young Women advocates under the She Leads programme- a gender transformative programme in a consortium of CSOs working at national, Regional, and global level in partnership with FEMNET, PLAN ITNERNATIONAL & TDH Netherlands where GLS is an implementing partner at National Level.
The main objective of the She Leads programme is “sustained influence of Girls & Young Women in decision making” at all levels. Connecting Girls Project aims at putting voices of especially Girls out of School and Young women Concept Note for F.R.E.E Girls’ Savings &Credit Associations (F.R.E.E Girls’ Clubs) Launch (mothers) including those living with disabilities aged 14-25 from vulnerable communities whose voices are excluded from the economy attributed to their social status various levels in 6 pilot communities of Kampala & Wakiso-Entebbe districts.
She Leads Uganda Programme
HURRAY! Here comes the Gender transformative, ambitious and radical project- She Leads
Global Learning for Sustainability(GLS) is one of the She Leads local implementing partners representing FEMNET Uganda.
The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a pan-African, feminist and membership-based network based in Nairobi, Kenya with over 800 individual and institutional members across 50 African countries and in the diaspora. FEMNET envisions a society where African women and girls thrive in dignity and well-being free, from patriarchal and neoliberal oppression and injustices.
The She Leads consortium is a five-year (2021-2025) strategic partnership between Terre des Hommes, Plan International, Defence for Children/ECPAT, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The strategic objective of the She Leads programme is to increase the sustained influence of Girls and Young Women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. This will be achieved through the attainment of three main outcomes:
The programme is being implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, as well as having Africa regional, Middle East regional and International programme components.
Diversity & Inclusion Pilot Programme
Diversity & Inclusion pilot programme:GLS is implementing a Diversity & Inclusion(D&I) pilot programme to strengthen its capacity towards D&1.
The project objectives are:
To identify the challenges of diversity and inclusion across a diverse group of civil society organisations and this will help identify which challenges are faced across the board and which challenges may be specific to a region or organisational size
Increase the diversity and inclusion capacities of the pilot organisations through a comprehensive response to a diversity and inclusion audit that includes additional resources for capacity strengthening trainings or programmes for the organisation.
Identify learnings ( both opportunities and failures) that we can capture and share with the wider alliance on how to work towards making civil society organisations more diverse and inclusive.
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Challenge 5 Alliance project: TuWezeshe fellowship
The project is supported by Akina Mama W’Afrika under the TuWeZeshe fellowship with an objective of prevention and elimination of sexual harassment among girls gaed 13-18 in secondary schools in Uganda .
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e twinning Africa Programme
Can the young generation be united to challenge the education system that has denied them to fully participate in contributing to their own future? Do young people have power to challenge the narrative by overcoming barriers to quality and inclusive learning?
Yes, the power to transform education lies in digital technologies. The e twinning Africa will be is an online programme that will connect young people in different global sites to learn, experiment, share and discuss issues on how they understand their world and create solutions to today’s challenges related to #SDGs in order to achieve vision 2030.
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Lenses To Diversity & Inclusion
Does your HR Policies speak boldly to Diversity & Inclusion?
Civil Society must act as an example! Achieving real Inclusion in a workplace starts with creating enabling environment for people in all their diversity to participate through inclusive HR procedures, practices and plans!
GLS will embark on another exciting journey in supporting 10 diverse youth-led Organization by strengthening their capacity in creating a diverse workforce through by embedding principles of D & I in their HR policies
Watch the space!