• 2007/08 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION CASE PROJECT

    Author: covaw Category: ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND WOMENS RIGHTS , No Comments

    The goal of this project is to secure redress for and provide psychosocial support and assistance to Sexual and Gender Based Violence victims and survivors of the 2007/08 Post Election Violence. The violence that was experienced in the aftermath of the 2007 general elections was indeed some of the worst violence experienced in post-independence Kenya. Kenya was riddled with carnage which, at the least, may only be described as horrific: 1,500 dead, over 3,000 innocent women raped, and an estimated 650,000 people left internally displaced.

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  • INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED WOMEN AND GIRLS PROJECT- NAIROBI AND KIAMBU

    Author: covaw Category: ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND WOMENS RIGHTS , No Comments

    The project’s overall goal is to enhance access to justice for intellectually challenged victims and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence through integrated legal and psychosocial support service provision.This  is  achieved vide: direct legal aid and psychosocial support provision to victims and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, with a specific focus on the especially vulnerable class of intellectually challenged women and girls; enhancement of the already existing pro-bono lawyers’ scheme; engagement in community-, national-, regional- and international-level advocacy efforts towards motioning for legislative and policy reform,

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  • THE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, MAANDA PROJECT- NAROK

    Author: covaw Category: MOVEMENT BUILDING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISM , No Comments

    The SRH  is a 3year project implemented by COVAW in 3 sub counties of Narok (South North and East) This project addresses  gender inequalities aligned with the National Gender and Equality Commission’s Roadmap.

    Community dialogues are  held aimed at changing the imbalance of power in the communities using COVAW’s SASA model; religious leaders  engaged through the Faith For Life Model; and local leaders supported to enforce anti-FGM and child protection laws; support services for SGBV are strengthened through training paralegals in villages and health facilities, law enforcers, teachers and other service providers; innovative ways are explored to reverse roles of TBAs on FGM,and promote alternative rites of passage for girls.

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  • THE AMPLIFY CHANGE PROJECT – NAROK

    Author: covaw Category: MOVEMENT BUILDING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISM , No Comments

    COVAW is implementing a 1 year project in Narok South with funding from Amplify Change.The project is titled addressing cultural practices that are harmful to women and girls sexual and reproductive health in Narok, Kenya.This is in 7 community units namely: Olkinyei, Aitong, Sekenani, Naroosura, Olmekenyu,Naikarra,and Ololulunga.

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  • THE KWALE GIRLS PROJECT- KWALE COUNTY

    Author: covaw Category: MOVEMENT BUILDING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISM , No Comments

    The Kwale Girls Project is a three year project, that has been working in a consortium of three other organizations: COVAW, Build Africa Kenya and KWEA. The project aims to, have a change in values and beliefs held by community members, and good quality gender sensitive education is accessed by girls.

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