Women’s political participation and economic empowerment in post-conflict countries
The Eastern Africa Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) is a civil society organization established in 1996 to facilitate systematic follow up of the Platforms for Action emanating from the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China, in 1995. The development of the Beijing Platforms for Action was preceded by the African Platform of Action on Women, which was developed in Dakar, Senegal, in 1994. EASSI is a collaboration between individuals, NGOs, coalitions and networks committed to the advancement of women. It is registered in Uganda as a non-governmental organization and currently covers eight countries in the Eastern African sub-region: Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.