Planting trees for a brighter future

mars 20, 2017 · No comments

Meet Juliana Ngeno, a small-scale tree nursery operator in Kenya. Together with FAO We Effect works to strengthen small-scale forest and farm producer organisations to access markets and improve the livelihoods of their members. Julian is among those who now invest in forestry. This is her…

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Lobbyist award boosts grass root activists in Nairobi’s slum

januari 16, 2017 · No comments

With the money and honor Rachael Mwikali, the first Lobbyist for Change winner, can do more in the fight for poor people’s rights in Kenya. Now she calls for nominations of other young people and women for this year’s prize. –  It is a big gift…

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New Call to Action: Give women and youth in Eastern Africa access to financial services

november 9, 2016 · No comments

We Effect’s annual conference on gender equality and sustainable development in Eastern Africa leads to a call for financial services to become real for women, youth and Persons with Disabilities. Financial inclusion is an important factor for improving women’s economic empowerment, fighting poverty and promoting sustainable…

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We Effect at the UN to share views on rights in Uganda

oktober 14, 2016 · No comments

In November Uganda’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council. We Effect and partners have been to Geneva to notice the UN and other stakeholder on the rights issues we see on the ground. The major human rights issues in Uganda…

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4th Gender Equality for Sustainable Development Conference

juni 23, 2016 · No comments

Theme: Financial Inclusion for Gender Justice, Women Empowerment and Sustainable Development. Venue: Hilton hotel, Nairobi, Kenya Dates: 27 – 29 September 2016 Women and youth continue to face challenges in their efforts to access financial products and services for their economic development. Limited access to other capital assets and…

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We Effect and partners report on Uganda’s human rights record

mars 24, 2016 · No comments

We Effect has joined the UPR procedure where the UN Human Rights Council examines countries human rights records. Civil Society plays a key role in these reviews. On 24 March a report raising human right issues in Uganda was submitted to the UN by We Effect…

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Women’s groups wish fulfilled – pre-school for local children

januari 25, 2016 · No comments

On January the 18th the pre-school Kwa Kisai was launched in Yatta, a poor and dry area in central Kenya. Thanks to funding from the Swedish Radio Aid, We Effect has established three Early Childhood Development Centres for children in Yatta. The children in Yatta, Kenya, that…

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First family forest cooperative launched in Kenya

november 17, 2015 · No comments

In Kenya, an important step towards organizing family forest farmers, has been taken. The country now has its first family forest cooperative. Within the We Effect and FAO partnership, aiming at strengthening small-scale forest and farm producers for poverty reduction, the first family forest Cooperative was…

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New project in Kenya targets cooperative member’s children

juli 3, 2015 · No comments

Faith Kyalo is 4 years old. Soon, she and the other children of Kikuthuko Women Group, an affiliate of Machakos Cooperative Union, will be able to play and learn at a pre-school when mum and dad are working. We Effect’s regional office in Eastern Africa has…

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Triumph for Housing Cooperative in Uganda

maj 13, 2015 · No comments

With support from We Effect, a Housing Cooperative in Uganda has managed to buy land – a critical move in their struggle for decent housing. We Effect’s Monica Hernandez reports from the field. In Buikwe district, an hours drive outside of Uganda’s capital city Kampala, you find…

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