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Civil Society Strengthening (CSO) Program
The CSO Strengthening strategy is a (typically) 18-month program tailored to different types of civil society organizations (CSOs) to help them develop the structures and programs that will support women's participation and empowerment. Together, partners take a hard look at the barriers to women's full participation in their organization--and develop a project to change that. In between the peer-learning workshops that develop accountability within the group, organizations receive individual visits from a G@W facilitator, who provides tools and resources to help each organization realize its change goals.
To date, over 26 civil society and community-based organizations have used the CSO Strengthening Program to improve the gender equality and effectiveness of their organizations and communities in India and South Africa, with program variations applied in East Africa and The Horn of Africa. For instance, in India, organizational partners worked on issues ranging from children’s rights to indigenous people’s advocacy. In South Africa, organizations are working together to realize their individual change projects, which include disability services, community greening, anti-privatization and farm workers’ rights. For case studies in India and South Africa, click here.
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To view our related Power Point Presentation: Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality: Making Change Happen through Dialogic, Creative & Evolutionary Processes click here.