SheLeads Project - Summary
Project Title – Increase of Sustained Influence of Girls and Young Women (GYW) on decision making and the transmission of Gender Norms in formal and Informal Institutions, in Addis Ababa.
Objective – She Leads is a five-year joint programme of Plan International Netherlands, Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands (DCI-ECPAT), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), and Terre des Hommes (TdH) Netherlands, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
This programme has a specific geographic focus on East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, and Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Liberia), and the Middle East (Lebanon and Jordan). The programme also aims at targeting regional institutions, international human rights mechanisms, and other stakeholders, as well as facilitating girls’ and young women’s access to regional and international platforms.
The goal of the She Leads programme is to increase the sustained influence of girls and young women on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions.
To attain this goal, the following three outcomes are required:
- Collective GYW action and activism in a gender-responsive civil society.
- Increased acceptance of positive social gender norms.
- Political institutions at all levels enable the full and meaningful participation of GYW in decision-making.