Rights and Accountability Pillar

Our rights and acountability pillar is our anchor initiative.

Accountability

Under this pillar, we seek to deepen grassroots women’s collective power and advance practical actions that challenge and change the status quo, shift power and increase women’s influence on issues that affect them and their communities. We do this by investing in civic engagement to increase grassroots women’s influence on decisions that affect their lives, increase demand for government accountability in the management of public affairs and resources as well as demand for government responsiveness in the delivery of justice and services. Specifically, we deploy grassroots activism and capacity building approaches to empower women and girls to organize and meaningfully participate in governance processes and structures to influence decisions in their favor. We empower women to organize and demand accountability in the management of public affairs and resources as well as agitate for responsiveness in the delivery of justice and services.  To engage effectively, women and girls must be able to access information, requisite technology, and resources, grow their capacity and confidence; organize and take action.

Rights

In the rights component, we prioritize women and girls sexual and reproductive health rights and domestic and gender-based violence.  This is because patriarchy and heterosexual norms create deeply entrenched attitudes and practices that relegate women and girls to a low socio-economic status increasing opportunities for abuse and harmful practices such as child marriages and female genital mutilation.  We also promote comprehensive sexuality education to reduce teenage pregnancies and promote accountability for sexual violence in the communities where we work.