SHE LEADS Project Overview
She Leads is a consortium that brings together child rights organizations, feminist/women’s rights organizations, and GYW-led groups in a joint effort to increase the sustained influence of girls and young women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions.
She Leads is a five-year joint programme of Plan International Netherlands, Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands (DCI-ECPAT), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), and Terre des Hommes (TdH) the Netherlands, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
The geographic focus of the programme is East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia), and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan). In addition to the key work in these countries, the programme is implemented at regional and international levels, targeting regional institutions, international human rights mechanisms, and other stakeholders, and facilitating GYW’s access to regional and international platforms.
The She Leads project objective is to increase the sustained influence of girls and young women on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. Songtaba is working in partnership with Plan International Ghana to deliver on the following outcomes:
- Collective Girls and Young Women action and activism in a gender-responsive civil society
- Increased acceptance of positive social gender norms
- Political institutions at all levels enable full and meaningful participation of Girls and Young Women in decision-making.