Enhancing Women’s Rights and Political Participation
Women and Law in Southern Africa – Swaziland
To enhance women’s representation in decision-making processes in Eswatini. The organization will train lawmakers and women’s organizations on new reforms that impact women’s rights and expand its national network of paralegals who will lead community-level outreach to local women and traditional leaders. It will use television and radio programs to further educate citizens on the new laws and will host a national conference to continue leading civil society coordination towards further reforms.
Fostering Media Freedom through Access to Information
Media Institute of Southern Africa – Swaziland
To promote access to information and freedom of expression in Eswatini. The institute will coordinate a national campaign for the passage of access to information legislation, conduct research and policy analysis, and educate newly elected lawmakers, civil society, and media institutions on restrictive media laws and the need for access to information legislation.
Supporting Grassroots Action for Accountable Governance
To strengthen the capacity of grassroots activists to demand more accountable and responsive governance in Eswatini, the organization will train and mentor five community-based organizations who will work with local leaders to improve their communities and carry out joint advocacy campaigns. The campaigns will promote women’s rights, youth political participation, and expanding freedom of assembly.
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