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 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.
The Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) is a 5-year joint project (2016-2020) led by the Dutch offices of Plan International, Terre des Hommes and Defence for Children – ECPAT and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women in 10 countries spread across Africa and Asia.
It is with great pleasure that i stand here before you as we celebrate the opening of the gender desk at archers post police station. I feel proud that as we mark this mile stone on our endeavour to make Samburu county a place safe for women, girls, men and boys, we can say that … Read more
The Foreign Secretary of Britain, William Hague and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, co-hosted the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 10-13, 2014 in London.This was the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject, with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence … Read more
by Dr. Joan Nyanyuki Six years on from being gang raped and beaten in front of her husband and four-year-old child during Kenya’s post-election violence, Nancy is still awaiting justice. If it were left to Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, she would never see it. Last month Mr Tobiko announced that his office … Read more
by Dr. Joan Nyanyuki When the hearing of the Case filed in the High court of Nairobi by the sexual violence victims of the post-election violence resumed for the third time, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions requested the court for an adjournment of the case. It was their turn to cross … Read more
Press release7th May 2014INACTION REGARDING JUSTICE FOR LIZ/BUSIA RAPE CASE BY THE DPP, AG, KENYAN POLICE, AND CID OFFICES INCREASINGLY BECOMING A MAJOR CONCERN.The state’s delay in securing justice for Liz after she was gang raped mid last year has become a matter of increasing concern to both the public and civil society organisations working … Read more
We all know that the government failed to protect its citizens from mass atrocities during the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The government, we have heard, compensated and/or rebuilt the houses of many who were displaced. This is as it should be; the government should act publicly and appropriately to provide redress for survivors of human rights … Read more
PRESS RELEASE 22nd April 2014 A PETITION seeking to compel the government to address cases of sexual violence committed during the 2007/2008 Post Election mayhem, resumes on April 23, 2014 at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division, presided over by Justice Isaac Lenaola. The Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Petition No. 122 of 2013, was filed by … Read more