Hatua Trust runs programs around women empowerment and how they can increase their participation in governance and civic processes. Hatua also seeks to empower the women groups and networks around gender issues that create barriers towards their effective participation in civic engagement and political processes.
Hatua Trust recognizes that economic vulnerabilities affect women and children disproportionately compared to other members of society. From a human rights perspective, poverty undermines their well-being and strips them of their dignity including the equal opportunity to among other things socially participate in important processes. The resulting high social costs in the end undermine their long-term development goals. Hatua Trust will develop programs around women empowerment and how they can increase their participation in governance and civic processes to open up new opportunities for communities to overcome structural barriers and address livelihood issues.
Strategic goal: To empower women to overcome the gender issues that create barriers towards their effective participation in civic engagement and political processes.
Under this strategic goal, the key interventions will include;
- The use of poverty and micro-economic data analytics to improve targeting of interventions to women in specific communities and in geographical spaces where need is greatest, to reach the unreached people groups
- Increasing advocacy to address macro-economic drivers of poverty and exclusion is necessary because poverty and inequality are structural challenges which undermine people’s dignity and consequently undermine their long-term development goals.
- Providing support to institution-wide changes to address underlying causes of poverty and exclusion at all levels of governance because that capacity is necessary but not as readily available at the grassroots.
- Increase investments in knowledge and skills of women in communities to effectively participate in governance matters