Women’s Rights & Leadership

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Women organized in savings clubs have a representative leadership structure that gives them the platform to participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of activities in SHDF. The leaders are represented at Ward, District, Provincial and National level. The National level leaders also seat in all SHDF Board meetings and participate in making decisions regarding the governance of the organization.

The women leaders are targeted by the women’s rights program to equip them to ably represent the concerns of their constituencies. A 3-day learning program in women’s rights, democracy, gender, advocacy and lobbying aimed at equipping women knowledge and skills is offered. Aspects of elections, constitution drafting are also part of the program. At the end of each an advocacy plan is developed and followed through so that women practically lobby and advocate for a particular issue affecting them.