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Strengthening and Promotion of Women's rights in Kenya

Strengthening and Promotion of Women's rights in Kenya (4)

The objectives of the project are to enhance principles of democracy for citizens to participate in governance regardless of ethnicity, gender and disability status through monitoring of the review process; building the capacity of parliamentary women to advance for women’s rights through the media and monitoring the gender sensitive language use in the media and content development of an electronic newspaper. This project is supported by UNDEF.

In line with the AWC Strategic Plan 2009 – 2013, the UNDEF project fits in all the AWC Thematic focus which is media and gender justice - which pushes for the human right of women and children,In this regard, the AWC as a media organization has a role to play in order to keep key actors accountable on issues of women and childrenas well as bridge the existing inequalities such as governanceand ensure public legislationand policies resonate better with the issues and priorities.

Under the organization’s strategies and action plan for the year, the project cuts across the five strategic areas which are

  • Research and content development
  • Media capacity Development
  • Media and ICT
  • Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Organizational Development

Intended Outcome

  • Increase participation of women in governancethrough the constitutional Reviewprocess in Kenya and theConstitutional Review Process and the TJRC
  • Increase the number of journalists writing on women and gender related stories on the reform agenda
  • Increasevoicesof ordinary women in the media telling their stories
  • Affirmative Action enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya
  • Media having a gender policy
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Upcoming activities

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  • Community dialogue with women through weekly programmes
  • Training for CSO's on how to use the media in advocacy campaigns
  • Media Encounter in Eldoret to bring a meaningful engagement between the journalistsand the local community as well as politicians
  • Radio programmes using community radio stations on the issues around the Constitution
  • Commentary and Analytical stories - commissioning of Experts to write articles - Ongoing activity

 

 

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Activities undertaken

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Women’s Conference

A national Women’s conference on the Harmonised draft Constitution which brought together over 400 female delegates from the 8 provinces including former and current female Members of Parliament. The rationale behind the forum was for women to interrogate the gender agenda within the draft with special focus on the gains for women. As a resulta newspaper was produced which gave women a common platform to send a strong message to the leaders, general public but particularly to the Committee of Experts to the Constitution (COE) with regard to where they stand in as far as the draft is concerned. Within the newspaper their voices reflected an understanding of the issues that are key to the progress of the gender agenda in Kenya. The forum also gave them an opportunity to come up with recommendations to the COE two days before the review period came to a close.

 

 


 

Kenyan Woman

The Kenyan Woman is a publication by AWC produced with support from UNDEF. The first issue of Kenyan Woman was produced after the Women's Conference in 2009

get all the issues of Kenyan Woman

 


 

Partnership meeting

with the Caucus for Women’s Leadership in sensitization of women on the Harmonised Draft Constitution in six district women’s forums in namely;Mombasa, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Kuresoi and Nairobi’s Mathare and Kibera with an objective:

  • Preparation of the women for the second stage of the constitution process which is the referendum. Enlightened women who will carry the message of the gains at the grassroots level, at the end of the meetings.
  • Documentation of the view in the reports highlighting the process and the way forward to the process

Read the CWL Report on Sensitization of Women on the Harmonized Draft Constitution


 

Training of Women in Radio Listening Groups in Garissa District of Northern Kenya.

Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network held a one day training workshop on TJRC and CONSTITUTION for Radio women listening group in Garissa District of Northern Kenya on 26th February 2010

The training workshop brought together 20 women victims of the Bulla punda massacre in Garissa district. The 20 women were drawn from various women radio listening groups that received training and radio from Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network and AWCFS.

Read the Report


 

Training of Women in Radio listening groups in Wajir District of Northern Kenya

Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network held a training workshop for Wagalla women radio listening group on T.J.R.C AND CONSTITUTION. It was held at Wagalla Community Hall in WAJIR District of northern Kenya on 24th March 2010.

Read the Report


 

Training of Women in Radio Listening Groups in Modagashe District of Northern Kenya.

Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network held a one day training workshop on TJRC and CONSTITUTION for Radio women listening group in Modagashe  District of Northern Kenya on 16th April 2010

Read the Report

 


Media Encounter in Coast Region on the 7th April 2010

A Media Encounter was held between journalists and the communities from Mombasa on Agenda Four. This was at the Ganjoni Clinic Social Hall, Mnazi Moja Rd, opposite Mombasa Sports Club.

African Woman and Child Features partnered with The Caucus for Women in Leadership, under the United Nation’s Development Fund Program, to bring community women and the media from Mombasa and its vicinity together, in order to map out a way forward. The media encounter was guided by the following objectives,

  • Create awareness with regard to the progress of the current reform processes.
  • Engender the reform processes
  • Give women an opportunity to map out their space within these processes
  • Give the media and women a forum to engage with regard to the reform agenda

Read UNDEF Project, Media Encounter Report - 7th April 2010


Media Encounter in Kibera on Agenda Four - 18th May 2010

A Media Encounter was held between journalists and the communities from Kibera on Agenda Four. This was at the Youth Hall, opposite DOs office, Kibera

African Woman and Child Features partnered with The Caucus for Women in Leadership, under the United Nation’s Development Fund Program, to bring community women and the media together, in order to map a way forward. The media encounter was guided by the following objectives,

  • To create awareness with regard to the progress of the current reform processes.
  • To engender the reform processes
  • Give women an opportunity to map out their space within these processes
  • To give the media and women a forum to engage with regard to the above processes

Read the Report on the Kibera Media Encounter - 18th May 2010

 


Media Encounter in Kisumu on Agenda Four

 

A Media Encounter was held between journalists and the communities from Kisumu on Agenda Four at the Museum View hotel on Friday 9th July 2010

African Woman and Child Features partnered with The Caucus for Women in Leadership, under the United Nation’s Development Fund Program, to bring community women and the media together, in order to map a way forward. The media encounter was guided by the following objectives,

  • Create awareness with regard to the progress of the current reform processes.
  • Engender the reform processes
  • Give women an opportunity to map out their space within these processes
  • Give the media and women a forum to engage with regard to reform agenda
  • Share experiences especially in regard to how the post election violence impacts on the community’s drive to participate in the reform process

Read the Report on Kisumu Media Encounter

 

 


 

Report on a training workshop for CSO's on how to use the Media in Advocacy Campaigns

A training workshop was held in Thika at the Thika Chania Hotel  on the 30th June 2011

The objectives of this workshop were

  • To build the capacity of Civil Society Organizations on how to use the media effectively in their advocacy campaigns
  • To help CSOs establish effective working relationship with the media

Read the report

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Project Activities

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  • Community dialogue with women and leaders through weekly radio programmes on democracy and constitutional review process.
  • Training of editors and journalists on democratic dialogue and constitutional process.
  • Monitoring the language use in the media
  • Capacity building on effective use of the media;
  • Media literacy on how the media works,
  • Monthly bulletin to incorporate the involvement of women on the Constitutionaland the TJRC Processes
  • To build up and strengthen skills of NGOs working with women in advocacy, through documentation the effective use of media endangered campaign strategies and constituency building;

 

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Background

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The UNDEF project aims at Strengthening, promotion of women rights in Kenya. The objectives of the project are to enhance principles of democracy for citizens to participate in governance regardless of ethnicity, gender and disability status through monitoring of the review process; building the capacity of parliamentary women to advance for women’s rights through the media and monitoring the gender sensitive language use in the media and content development of an electronic newspaper.

In line with the AWC Strategic Plan 2009 – 2013, the UNDEF project fits in all the AWC Thematic focus which is media and gender justice - which pushes for the human right of women and children,In this regard, the AWC as a media organization has a role to play in order to keep key actors accountable on issues of women and childrenas well as bridge the existing inequalities such as governanceand ensure public legislationand policies resonate better with the issues and priorities.

Under the organization’s strategies and action plan for the year, the project cuts across the five strategic areas which are

  • Research and content development
  • Media capacity Development
  • Media and ICT
  • Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Organizational Development

 

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