trapca receives generous support from the Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). Sida has a gender equality policy, which in a nutshell provides as follows:
- Strengthening rights for women and men, girls and boys
- Sida will address different kinds of formal and informal power structures affecting women’s and men’s rights and possibilities to make choices regarding their individual sexual and reproductive lives, such as the right to safe health care, or the right to safe abortions.
- Sida will give priority to actions oriented towards openness on men’s and women’s roles and responsibilities towards safer sexual behaviour, including their sexual and reproductive rights, giving priority to young people.
- Sida will support actions oriented towards men’s roles and understanding of masculinity as a mean of strengthening a rights perspective on gender equality.
- Sida will contribute to and strengthen institutional frameworks such as formal policies, legislation or other systems of norms that stipulate the limits within which individuals and organisations can develop their own capacity to promote gender equality.
- In promoting structural stability and in conflict management, Sida will address the specific needs and interests of women and men, girls and boys – for example, by strengthening women’s participation in peace processes or by promoting changes to societal norms on gender-based violence.
- Economic Empowerment
- Sida will work to enhance the inclusion and productivity of women in economic activities and to counteract discriminatory legislation and practices based on sex.
- Sida will contribute to removing barriers to poor women’s equal participation in the economy.
- Sida will highlight access to resources – such as land, tenure, credit, financial resources, facilities and information – when promoting balanced power relations and gender equality.
Gender Policy Implementation under trapca Scholarships
trapca identifies with the tenets contained in the Sida Gender Equality Policy highlighted above. In line with this, priority is given to qualifying female applicants for scholarships awards in trade policy academic courses offered by trapca.
Pursuant to these efforts, it is pleasing to note that across a period of 12 years the average gender distribution has been 38 percent as detailed on the chart below:
trapca is proud that implementation of the gender policy is bearing tangible fruits in that a good number of its female alumni have arisen through the ranks following their graduation from trapca. It is pleasing to note that across the years 50 person of the best performers have been female students. Below is a snapshot of the best female performers across the years:
2011 Graduation 2012 Graduation
Masters in Trade Policy & Law Post Graduate Diploma – Advanced Level
Safina Kwekwe Tsungu Sheila Mukunya Mbole
Post Graduate Diploma – Advanced Level Post Graduate Certificate
Amanda Busa-Osowo Bisong Tsedey Tedla
Post Graduate Certificate
Caroline Achieng Oduor
2013 Graduation 2014 Graduation
Masters in Trade Policy & Law Masters in Trade Policy & Law
Sheila Mukunya Mbole Chipego Zulu
Post Graduate Certificate Post Graduate Diploma- Intermediate
Rivimbo Sandauke Maggie Banda Kaunda
2015 Graduation 2016 Graduation
PGD Policy & Law- Advanced Level Masters in Trade Policy & Trade Law
Caroline Achieng Odour Vicky Chemutai
PGD Policy & Law – Intermediate: Anglophone PG Diploma, Advanced Level
Lucy Machel Ondiek Dorothy Nakyambadde
PGD Policy & Law – Intermediate: Francophone PGD, Intermediate- Trade Facilitation
Francoise Okah Efogo Sendrah Chihaka
PGD Trade Facilitation – Intermediate
2017 Graduation 2018 Graduation
Masters in Trade Policy & Law MSc, Trade Policy & Law – Francophone
Lilian Tita Okah Francios
PGD Advanced- Anglophone