|Reporting Organization:||TradeMark East Africa|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 15,000,000|
|Timeframe:||March 29, 2018 - June 30, 2022|
TradeMark East Africa
|Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 15,000,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Law, Governance & Public Policy (55 %)|
|Sexual & Gender-based Violence (45 %)|
This project aims to promote the economic empowerment of women traders in Eastern Africa, and works to reduce sexual and gender-based violence towards them. The project is focused on addressing the constraints which limit the participation of East African women traders in economic activities and cross-border trade. Project activities include: (1) establishment of cooperatives and market access platforms for women traders; (2) simplifying, translating and disseminating documentation on trading requirements for small scale traders (most of whom are women); (3), sensitizing border officials on gender; (4) adopting gender-sensitive cross border trade charters; (5) establishing safe working spaces for women; (6) developing and operationalizing a reporting mechanism on violence against women; (7) providing technical support to women traders in the areas of advocacy, dialogue and strengthening membership services; and (8) sex-disaggregated data collection; and conducting evidence based research on issues affecting women traders and lobbying with public agencies.
|Gender and age:||Adult women|
|Total Direct Population:||150,000|
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The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) 30% reduction in incidences of violence against women traders at select border posts in Eastern Africa; (2) 15% increase in trade values for women-traded goods and increased access to markets and trade-related services for at least 150,000 women traders; and (3) improved policy, regulatory and institutional environments to support women in trade.