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Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the CSW62

  Firstly, I want to congratulate and thank everybody for their excellent work and the progress that we have begun to make in this area. We are not there yet but ...
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IST Executive Director Rita Atukwasa addressing Market Women entrepreneurs in Kampala

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Institute For Social Transformation Partner to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

The Institute for Social Transformation-IST has partnered with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) to Empower Market Women Entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills on a number of issues. The program helps women to develop a ...
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IST Study on Markets, Access and Nature of GBV

Women market vendors in Uganda provide consistent access to a wide range of much-needed goods, generate their households’ main income, create informal jobs within markets, and support the development of ...
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Interning at Institute for Social Transformation

  A strong tree is aided by a strong tap root that digs the soil deep for its essential nutrients Getting into the local NGO sector in Uganda can be tricky if ...
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The Plight of Uganda Market Women Entrepreneurs and What IST is Doing to Reverse the Situation

  In Uganda, markets are organised under a general structure that comprises men and women. The management structure includes: the chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer and heads of stalls that are ...
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Promoting Collective Responsibility within Families to Reduce VAW

  Over the past two decades, major world conferences and summits, such as those organised by the United Nations, have called attention to the issues affecting families, including family roles and ...
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IST International Women’s Day Celebrations

  International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early ...
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IST Launches New Interactive Website

  The Institute for Social Transformation (IST), a civil society organisation that builds the capacities of individuals, institutions/organisations and communities in areas of transformational leadership and learning, gender relations, and economic ...
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Women’s Economic Empowerment: the Importance of Small Market Stall vendors in Urban Areas

Women’s economic empowerment is a key priority in the development agenda and is viewed as a key solution to empowering women and addressing problems like poverty and gender-based violence. To ...
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Contributing to Learning Experiences that Connect, Inspire and Engage

  As a strategy, the Institute for Social Transformation (IST) participates in a number of networking receptions that are in pursuit of development endeavours. Such events provide avenues for the exchange ...
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