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African Woman and Child (AWC) Feature Service is currently implementing the Jamii Thabiti programme that focuses on three forms of violence: Violence against Women and Girls; Criminal Violence, and Inter-Communal Violence. Under this programme, AWC Feature Service is focusing on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). In this regard, the organization is working with state and non-state actors to end this form of violence.

AWCFS will be holding a training workshop with the Police who are a strategic partner in this programme.

The two-day workshop will be held in Nakuru County from the 30th to 31st  May, 2017

Some of the workshop objectives:

  1. To increase understanding and clarity of police officers on definition, forms, and presentation of violence against women and girls
  2. To enhance the knowledge and skills of police officers on laws, policies, procedures and other responses to violence against women and girls
  3. To strengthen the abilities of a critical mass of Kenya police officers to identify and offer the appropriate information and assistance to, and ensure justice for victims and survivors of violence against women and girls

 

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African Woman and Child Feature Service is holding a workshop on how to build the communication and media capacities of women leaders in Nairobi  County at the Ngong Hills  Hotel   from 22nd  to 23rd September, 2016   from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.

The purpose of the workshop will be to expose women leaders to communication and media techniques and tools for effective engagement in advancing gender equality and empowerment. The training will also explore the use of both conventional and social media to raise their political and leadership profiles.

It is hoped that after the workshop, the participants will be able to use the learnt communication and media skills to showcase their leadership capabilities, enhance their visibility and that of the issues affecting women, and advocate for their rights as we move closer to 2017 General Elections . 

African Woman and Child Features (AWC) attended the launch of the Gender Round Table in Kajiado County, which took place on Thursday the 28th July 2016 starting at 9:30 am to 1:00 P.m at the Ngong Catholic Church.

National Women’s Steering Committee (NWSC) and the Council of Governors endeavors to jointly enhance women’s public participation in county development through the establishment of the Gender Round Tables. The Gender Round Table, seeks to create a platform where County based women organized  groups at all levels of the County,  come to a round table with their various leaders in the County to highlight issues of concern to women and enhance their participation in the development agenda of the County.


The highlights of the launch included but not limited to the following:

  1. Women across the county share their views and aspirations toward county development and impact to their lives

  2. Establishment of linkages and working relations between the County leaders which include the the Governor, Senator, MPs, MCA, and other County leaders, stakeholders and development partners with the aim to advance women’s socio-economic status and enhance their public participation.

  3. Sharing of strategies by the County Government and other leaders on how they intend to engage women in the development issues in the county.



African Woman and Child (AWC) Feature Service will hold a Community Forum  to deliberate on violence against women and girls and the implication of safety and security issues on the well-being of women and girls in Kwale County.

The forum will take place on Thursday 21st July 2016 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm in

AWC is currently implementing the Jamii Thabiti programme that focuses on three forms of violence: Violence against Women and Girls; Criminal Violence, and Inter-Communal Violence. Under this programme, AWC Feature Service is focusing on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). In this regard, the organization is working with state and non-state actors to end this form of violence.

The community forum will bring together community leaders, Members of the County Assembly, County Executives and media practitioners to engage with the local police on safety and security issues in the county and how they relate to Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).

This intervention is designed to empower communities so they can become champions in advocating against violence against women and girls and safety and security in their communities. And more importantly, working closely with and having confidence in the police to help address these issues.  It is expected that the citizens and the police officer will enhance collaboration in addressing these forms of violence  

Find out more about the Jamii Thabiti programme

African Woman and Child (AWC) Feature Service is currently implementing the Jamii Thabiti programme that focuses on three forms of violence: Violence against Women and Girls; Criminal Violence, and Inter-Communal Violence. Under this programme, AWC Feature Service is focusing on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). In this regard, the organization is working with state and non-state actors to end this form of violence.

AWCFS will be holding a training workshop with the Police who are a strategic partner in this programme.

The two-day workshop will be held in Kwale County from the 14th to 15th July, 2016

Some of the workshop objectives:

  1. To increase understanding and clarity of police officers on definition, forms, and presentation of violence against women and girls
  2. To enhance the knowledge and skills of police officers on laws, policies, procedures and other responses to violence against women and girls
  3. To strengthen the abilities of a critical mass of Kenya police officers to identify and offer the appropriate information and assistance to, and ensure justice for victims and survivors of violence against women and girls

 

Find out more about this project

Friday, 01 July 2016 12:45

Training Workshop for Journalists in Kilifi

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What: Training workshop for Journalists in Kilifi on reporting violence against women and girls (VAWG)

When: 1st - 2nd July 2016

Where: Kilifi County

 

African Woman and Child (AWC) Feature Service is currently implementing the Jamii Thabiti programme that focuses on three forms of violence: Violence against Women and Girls; Criminal Violence, and Inter-Communal Violence. Under this programme, AWC Feature Service is focusing on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). In this regard, the organization is working with state and non-state actors to end this form of violence.

One of the strategic partners for this programme is the Media. In this regard, AWC is holding a one and a half day workshop for media practitioners in Kilifi county.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To increase understanding of Journalists on definition, forms and presentation of violence against women and girls
  • To enhance the knowledge and skills of Journalists on legal and policy responses to violence against women and girls
  • To discuss the role of Journalists in increasing the County’s attention to violence against women and girls in laws and ethical issues .  

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What: Workshop on Communication And Media Skills capacity building workshop for women leaders in Kisumu  County 

When: 1st to 2nd July, 2016

Where: Kisumu 

 

African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWCFS) is holding a workshop to build the capacities of women leaders in Kisumu County on communication and  media  skills.

The purpose of the workshop is to expose women leaders to communication and media techniques and tools for effective engagement in advancing gender equality and empowerment. The training will also explore the use of both conventional and social media to raise their political and leadership profiles.

It is hoped that after the workshop, participants will be able to use the gained communication and media skills to showcase their leadership capabilities, enhance their visibility and that of issues affecting women as well as advocate for their rights as the country moves closer to the General Election in 2017. 

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What: Training Workshop with Police in Kilifi on Violence Against Women and Girls 

When:  28th - 30th June 2016

Where: Kilifi

 

African Woman and Child (AWC) Feature Service is currently implementing the Jamii Thabiti programme that focuses on three forms of violence: Violence against Women and Girls; Criminal Violence, and Inter-Communal Violence. Under this programme, AWC Feature Service is focusing on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). In this regard, the organization is working with state and non-state actors to end this form of violence.

AWCFS will be holding a training workshop with the Police in Kilifi County from the 29th - 30th June 2016 

The workshop will cover violence against women and girls and tackles issues such as procedures, laws and strategies to address gender based violence. This activity is carried out under the Jamii Thabiti project. Find out more about this project

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