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.
The objective of this project is to strengthen local capacity to prevent harmful cultural practices of GBV,FGM and the resulting early marriage, unplanned pregnancies and unsafe abortions.
The project addresses the following thematic areas:
This project employs a multi-tiered advocacy approach as follows:
National level – Engagement with the Anti-FGM board to provide technical support to the board in developing and rolling out programs, policies, guidelines and procedures towards the implementation of the act.
County level -County leaders and officer engagement towards implementation of laws and policies that prevent and respond to the harmful cultural practices.
Community level– Community activists selection training and support on community engagement methods- how to lead community conversations on the harmful cultural practices that affect women and girls.
The project addresses the following challenges:
The project expects to realize the following changes and outcomes: