Lesson

Process is as important as results: learning how to use advocacy tools was politically empowering

Through the activities of the project, rural women’s capacities to lobby for results were increased. The use of technology to achieve lobbying outcomes was innovative and efficient, leading to direct benefits in the five target communities. The project was relevant and facilitated the establishment of dialogue between grassroots organizations and local authorities. The implementing agency also efficiently managed high-level outputs remaining within the project plan. Many now believe that the fight for their rights is legitimate and must be done through dialogue so they can have a better impact both in the private and public sphere.