The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) was formed in 1996 as a sub-regional, non-profit organisation that strengthens the capacity of women and civil society organisations in governance, leadership, economic empowerment, policy advocacy initiatives and peace and security. EASSI recognises the worth of all persons and the value of diversity and non-discrimination. EASSI works in nine countries namely; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia through its member organisations.
Mission: To enhance gender equality and social justice through networking, research, capacity building and advocacy for women. EASSI is committed to the promotion of partnerships and collective action among national and regional key actors working towards the realization of the goals of Global and African Platforms for Action.
Vision: A transforming society where women and men realize their full potential through the enhancement of gender equality, advancement of women, and social justice within Eastern Africa and beyond.
Key Priorities: Governance; Leadership; Economic empowerment; Policy advocacy initiatives; Peace and Security.