Tupo. Tusikizwe

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Training of Madibwani community members on Gender Responsive Budgetting


Project period: September 2020- September 2022
COVAW, in partnership with VOICE is currently implementing a 2-year project in Kwale County titled TUPO.TUSIKIZWE (We are here. Listen to us). The goal of the project is to reduce inequalities by influencing a budgeting process that is responsive to the needs of women and girls in Kwale County. The overall objective of the project is to empower marginalized women and girls including those with disabilities to participate in the County Budget process in Kwale County by enhancing their voices to demand for the uptake of their priority needs and equitable distribution of resources by lobbying for Gender Responsive Budgeting.
Specific objectives
1. To enhance understanding of the normative framework on budgeting at county level;
2. To enhance understanding on gender responsive budgeting and utilization of gender responsive budgeting principles;
3. To enhance the capacity of women and girls to analyze the Kwale County budget estimates against their needs;
4. To recommend actions to enhance responsiveness to GBV and economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women;
5. To enhance the capacity of girls and women to lobby for the uptake of their priorities.
The primary beneficiaries are vulnerable and marginalized women and girls, including youth and persons with disabilities in Matuga Sub-county and the secondary beneficiaries are women leaders in the county assembly of Kwale, County government officials, Civil society representatives, Media officials and community members.
Expected Results
1. Community members aware of their civic rights and how to identify community projects that should be prioritized in the budget making process
2. Increased citizen engagement in budget making process through public participation forums held at the ward level
3. Increased participation of women, youth and persons with disabilities in the public participation fora at the ward level
4. Allocation of resources towards community needs driven projects to address the needs of women and girls
5. Increased involvement of the public in engaging with the members of county assembly to discuss on gender responsive budgeting.