The Gender and Governance Programme Area of NORSAAC is designed to respond and contribute to the elimination of gender based inequalities and violence, as well as the enhancement of participation in decision making processes at all spheres of society.
Taking on a grassroots approach, the programme focuses its efforts toward local governance and utilizes those gains to effect change at the national level. The programme empowers women and young girls to claim their rights to participation and representation through capacity and resource support.
Specifically, the Gender and Governance programme works to minimize child marriage practices, strengthen future female leaders, empower poverty stricken youth, support and mobilize female community leaders, women chiefs, and women in government, and advocate for policy change. In addition, Gender and Governance addresses climate change issues surrounding accountable governance and pro-poor policies that will enable communities to successfully adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change on local livelihood.
- Increased demand and assertion of the rights of women and girls through participation of empowered women and girls in decision making at home, in schools, in communities and district decision making structures.
- Increased response from government and its agencies to demands of citizens on accountable governance
- Enhanced allocation of economic and natural resources to men and women equitably.
The Gender and Governance Program Area is currently working on 4 projects;