PRIDE! Empowered women contribute to inclusive development of their communities
A consortium consisting of Stichting Red een Kind (Help a Child), Light for the World International and Dorcas Aid international joined forces to develop an inclusive project to empower women. The full title of the project is: ‘Pride! Empowered women, including persons with disabilities, contribute to inclusive development of their communities in and around Wau and Gogrial West Counties’, and in short ‘Pride!’.
Pride! thus aims to empower women, including those with disabilities, contribute to the development of inclusive and prosperous communities. For this to happen three objectives have been identified:
- Creation of an enabling environment that supports participation of women, including women with disabilities, in community activities, local political decision-making processes and economic activities.
- Enhanced participation of marginalized women, including women with disabilities, in community activities and local political decision-making processes.
- Increased contribution of women, including women with disabilities, to household income.
A central element of the intervention logic of the action is that it addresses the main barriers towards the participation of women, including those with disabilities, in community activities, local political decision-making and the labour force. At the same time, it stimulates the participation of women in the target locations by increasing opportunities for their engagement. This is done with the overarching rationale that the development of inclusive and prosperous communities requires empowered women and men who feel proud about their own and other people’s contribution; and the inclusion and contribution of all. The consortium wants to see that women and girls with and without disabilities are empowered and recognised for the important and meaningful role they play in society. As reflected in the visual on the next page, sets of well-defined activities are expected to lead to the defined outputs and (intermediate) outcomes. Achievement of the outputs is considered to be a precondition for the intermediate outcomes that are in turn expected to lead to the outcomes that are required to achieve the expected impact. Yet, empowering people and the development of communities is a dynamic, non-linear process. Some of the components of this chain of results affect each other in different ways as reflected by the arrows in the visual. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify three main pathways of change.
The duration of Pride! is 30 months, starting from February 1, 2021 and with an anticipated end-date of 31 July 2023. The project is co-funded by the European Union under the European Trust Fund for Africa.
Read more on the previous project: Skills for Work – Youth for the Future
This project is co-funded by the European Union.
This publication was produced by Dorcas with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Dorcas and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
15 July 2021