Building on work done by its founding partner CARE, Chrysalis is scaling up work done directly with State and Non-State partners over several years in the Northern Province to end SGBV and promote women’s political leadership. We are working at the grassroots level, local, provincial and national level governance structures to address SGBV and build women’s political voice.
Chrysalis aims to empower marginalized communities, especially the poorest women and youth in the country to actively engage in governance; to determine their development priorities, define solutions, design and implement plans to address their needs and entitlements, and hold those elected accountable.
The project aims to promote democratic governance in the sector, by promoting national level dialogue to effect changes to policy that impacts the plantation communities, with a focus on women’s rights. The project will look to connect local government service providers with plantation communities by building their capacities to improve service delivery, to respond and be accountable to those they serve.
Chrysalis aims to support the development of small and medium enterprises as a means of providing women and youth with opportunities to develop sustainable income generating activities and employment, whilst supporting the agriculture and industry sector through approaches that support local governance structures and improved service delivery.