Jamii Thabiti - Improving Community Security

Jamii Thabiti - Improving Community Security

 

Complex challenges at the national and county level continue to threaten the safety and security of communities and undermine sustainable development objectives.

 Since 2002, Kenya has been implementing wide ranging security sector reforms through robust legislation, institutions and infrastructure for enhancing delivery of security and policing services. This has included the establishment of important new institutions to promote more accountable and effective delivery of public services. It has also included the adoption of a devolved system of government, with the establishment each with their own government structure.

The Improving Community Security (ICS) programme will build on the achievements of improved legislation, police accountability, and new conflict and security architecture at the county level, to provide a more people-centred, long-term approach to peacebuilding, police reform and community security. The programme intends to reduce levels of criminal violence, inter- communal violence, and violence against women and girls, by working with authorities, service providers and civil society at the national and county levels. With a focus on data collection and the use of statistics, the programme will measure the impact of this programming and will disseminate the lessons learned.

AWC's role in this project will be to:

  • Strengthen systems addressing violence against women and girls
  • Build capacity of institutions
  • Support partners in media and policy engagement

Project Duration: April 2016 - December 2017 

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