History, Mission, Vision and core values

Our Story

Welcome to COVAW

Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a national non-profit women’s rights organization that was established in 1995 to respond to the silence of the Kenyan society in addressing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

The origin of COVAW is traced to a workshop by Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), which identified two critical areas that no actor was addressing, which were VAWG and the limited number of women in key leadership positions.

The workshop underscored the need to form a coalition that would address these problems, thus the establishment of COVAW.

Our guide

Our Vision

A society where women and girls enjoy equal rights, freedoms and thrive in safe spaces.

Our Mission

The mission of COVAW is to champion the rights of women and girls to be free from all forms of violations.

Our Core Values

We are committed to the highest forms of accountability and honesty.

We believe in freedom of choice and autonomy regarding bodily integrity.

We stand for what is right and just and take intentional bold steps in uncharted paths to effect change for women and girls.

We are inspired by the principles of diversity, equity and equality. We empathize with, and support women and girls to access social justice and human dignity.

We are passionate about working for the safety and wellbeing of women and girls. We have a pledge to fulfil all our promises.

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