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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

 

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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 .  

Find out more about Jamii Thabiti 

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. 

Follow @AWCFS on Twitter for updates from this meeting

 

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

What: Training Workshop for women in peace processes on Media and Communications

When: 22 - 23rd June 2016

Where: Mombasa 

AWCFS will be holding a training workshop on media and communication strategies for women involved in peace processes in Mombasa County.

 - Follow @AWCFS for live tweets from the meeting

AWCFS is commemorating the Day of the African Child , celebrated annually on June 16th with a special issue of the Reject Newspaper.

This issue of the newspaper takes a look at the status of the Kenyan child.

Find out more on reject.awcfs.org

What: Training Workshop on Media and Communication

When: 16 - 17th June 2016

Where: Nairobi 

 

AWCFS will be holding a workshop with members of Africa UNiTE Kenya to enhance their communication and media skills

AWC will be holding a training workshop for members of the sub-county peace committee in Bungoma from 16th - 17th June 2016  

The committee members will be trained on the Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) ,UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325)  and UN Security Council Resolution 1820 (UNSCR 1820)

Thursday, 09 June 2016 16:45

Meeting with radio journalists in Kisumu

 AWC will be meeting  with radio journalists from community and vernacular stations in Kisumu on 10th June 2016. 

The meeting will be about monitoring political leadership, democracy and governance issues in their content and structure using a gender sensitive approach.

 

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