Piteå and Chinsali, Zambia

Project: Empowerment of disadvantaged groups through local democracy

In Chinsali there is low participation of women in local democracy and lack of trust for the municipality among the public. There is a lack of tools, knowledge/awareness and recourses within the municipal organization.  In Piteå social economical and geographic factors leads to lower trust and lower participation in local democracy in some groups.

The project will focus on developing methods and working procedures to strengthen and encourage women in Chinsali to participate more actively in “community building” but also to find methods to develop Chinsali residents’ awareness of equality. In Piteå, the focus will be on identifying and developing methods for the municipality to strengthen the participation of marginalized groups in community building. The partnership is part of the ICLD Human rights Network.