Covid 19 situation being unprecedented posed a lot of issues to the enjoyment of human rights for the women, increased levels of gender based violence. Lost livelihoods due to lock down and consumption of capital, according to MGLSD 3,280 cases of GBV were reported to police in April alone. Inadequate supplies for the families as bread winners are home threatening life of wage workers, those with strict jobs, women who operate on a hand to mouth basis and women who lost businesses/ livelihood.
Women's engagement in economic discourse and decision making will be promoted. It aims at re capitalizing women, reducing violence, exploitation and abuse against the women, girls and lessening the marginalization of victims. Advocacy campaigns will be conducted mainly on service delivery, women economic empowerment and better conflict resolutions to raise awareness on women's rights, and existing national laws, policies, action plans and legislation in the government which promotes equality.
Increased incomes and secure livelihoods for women, awareness on women's rights, responsibility and GBV in development, victims increased knowledge about existing national, local laws, policies and action plans on domestic violence and women's rights, advocacy groups and networks developed within the community for reduced exploitation and violence against women and girls, increased number of women engaged in income generating enterprises for economic empowerment and development.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).