EWA: “Empower Women – Benefit (for) All”

The EWA project had the overall goal to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan and Uganda). The project strives to increase women’s involvement on all levels, but also involves and benefits men.

In Georgia, WECF partner NGOs working in the rural areas have put a heavy emphasis on women’s empowerment trainings, agricultural skills and community development. Five partners, each implementing its own activities, contribute to these outcomes: Social Development Center Akhaltsikhe (SDCA), Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), Georgian Ecological Agricultural Association (SEMA), Women NGO PAROS and The Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia. The first four are implementing NGOs, skilled in community mobilization and working with women (groups) on livelihood improvement and small business support as well as leadership and saving groups. Their main target groups are rural women, CBOs and village authorities. RCDA runs two well-operating resource centers. The Greens Movement works on WatSan and Energy policy analysis and influencing on national level in relation to Gender.