Tupo. Tusikizwe Lobby GRB Paper 2021

A Proposal of Matuga Sub-County Community Members on Gender Responsive BudgetingPresented to the County Government of Kwale on 02.02.2021 Background of the organization The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a national Kenyan not-for-profit women’s rights organization. We are committed to advancing women’s rights; and work towards achieving a society free from all forms … Read more

Advisory Opinion / Statement, the Shadow Pandemic.

To, Hon. Prof Margret KobiaCabinet Secretary, Public Service, and GenderHon. Mutahi Kagwe,Cabinet Secretary for Health and Chairperson, National Emergency Response Committee on CoronavirusHon. Simon K. Chelugui,Cabinet Secretary for Labour, Social Security and ServicesDr. Fred Okengo Matiang’i,Cabinet Secretary for Interior & Coordination of National GovernmentHon. David Maraga,Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya,Mr. … Read more

The Right to remain uncut

The Right to Remain Uncut “Before my parents, before my family and before my village-I declare my right to remain uncut. To keep my body whole and free from tetanus infection and HIV. Free from harm, violence and pain so that girls like me across the world can remain in school. Be married when I … Read more

Paralegal Training in Monarch Hotel, Nairobi

In the month of May, 2019, 30 paralegals from Nairobi, Kiambu and Narok Counties were trained on Human Rights and the Legal Framework on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The training also sought to equip them with knowledge on the Reporting Mechanism and … Read more

COVAW Recommends 18 Years on Consensual Age for Sexual Activity in Kenya!

Based on a Criminal Case Ruling Appeal Number 102, 2016 where three court of Appeal Judges Kiage, Musinga and Nambuye reversed a 15-year sentence of young man who impregnated a 17-year-old girl, Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is strongly opposed to the idea of reducing consensual age for sexual activity as proposed by the … Read more

Lobby- Educate Youth on Sex, Not Lower Consent Age

PRESS Statement 8th April, 2019; 10:00 am: The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) has opposed the reduction of the age of consent from 18 to 16.It has urged the government to devise strategies to increase understanding of sexual and reproductive health. “COVAW calls upon the Kenyan government to develop a comprehensive sexual education curriculum … Read more

FGM Tests a Violation of Girls’ Rights

PRESS Statement 8th January, 2019; 2.13pm The Coalition on Violence against Women (COVAW) strongly condemns the directive issued by the Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya on 03.01.2019 –’FGM TESTS A MUST, in the Daily Nation Newspaper.The County Commissioner directed the school heads to ensure that girls in both secondary and upper primary schools undergo pregnancy … Read more

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