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Nairobi +21

Nairobi +21

The main aim of this programme is to strengthen the argument through research the way in which gender and its intersection with other key social categories of marginalization and discrimination is addressed within East Africa and how various organizations in the region have addressed this issue through their work.

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Media, Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Media, Sexuality and Reproductive Health

The Media, Sexuality and Reproductive Health programme is designed to tease out critical issues in the area of sexuality and reproductive health; bring out their gender dimensions, and advocate for their coverage in the media.

The programme is also concerned with the development of tools such as training manuals that are to help journalists and other communicators cover these issues in a more informed, in-depth and analytical manner. To this end, we have, and continue to run training workshops for journalists reporting sexuality and reproductive health issues.
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1 Million Signature Campaign

1 Million Signature Campaign

In 2007, women in Kenya set up a campaign in support of a Cabinet bill No. 32 that seeks to increase the representation of women in parliament by 50 seats through a Constitutional Amendment. Recalling that previous attempts to pass affirmative action in Parliament had borne no fruits, it is important to support this bill in order to secure a legislative framework that guarantees a women’s quota in Parliament.

The signatures were part of a wider strategy for securing a legislative framework that guarantees the women’s quota in Parliament, although if passed, it would not lead to the agreed national quota of at least 30 percent representation for women at all levels of women. By continental standards, Kenya is still far behind the African Union recommendation of 50 percent representation for women.

At least 40 women’s organizations were organized around a National Steering Committee and a National Women’s Negotiating Team for this struggle and also through the Gender and Governance Programme. Consultative meetings were held with women leaders and political party leaders.Requests were written to religious leaders asking for support and prayers.

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Gender and Governance Programme

Gender and Governance Programme

The United Nations Gender and Governance program in Kenya is managed by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). It was developed as a follow up to the Engendering Political Process Programme implemented in 2002 to support women to participate actively in 2002 general elections.

The GGP was developed by different stakeholders comprising women leaders and women centred civil society organisations and supported by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and development partners such as the Swedish International Development Agency, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and DFID.

The Gender and Governance Programme is in its second phase, and it is a multi-stakeholder programme formulated to deepen the gains of the Engendering Political Process Programme (EPPP) in ensuring that women’s issues remain relevant in the national polity, to support transformative leadership across all levels and tiers of government that delivers for people and in particular delivers on gender equality and to strengthen women’s leadership within communities and at the national levels.

The overall goal of the GGP is to transform leadership and governance at all levels in Kenya in order to deliver on poverty reduction, access to basic needs and equality between and among persons

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Reproductive Health Rights

Reproductive Health Rights

AWC in conjunction with the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA) is working on a project to create and promote awareness on unsafe abortion among the public, journalists, editors and other media practitioners through building partnerships.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To create awareness on unsafe abortion among the public as part of an effort to facilitate and provoke debate on the need for responsive and comprehensive reproductive health rights within a well defined socio-economic and legal framework.
  • To seek interventions on how best to address unsafe abortion in Kenya.
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Heal the Nation Campaign

Heal the Nation Campaign

Kenya is in turmoil – the lives of over 1,000 citizens have been snuffed out, over a quarter of a million Kenyans have been forced to flee from their homes. Somewhere in the midst of media reports of ethnic cleansing, and government claims of a return to calm and normalcy, the real story is being lost. The truth is not weighing into debate as it should.

A group of women journalists have come together, facilitated by the Swedish and Norwegian envoys in Kenya, and launched an initiative called 'Healing the Nation'.

This is an objective with both short and long-term objectives – all to one end. To foster a sense and reality of one-ness in Kenya, to heal the wounds opened up by years of inequality and to tackle head-on, the very issues that have brought this country to its knees in this unprecedented way.

In one phrase, Kenya's women journalists are coming together in commitment to work to promote truth, justice, and peace and healing to Kenya.

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Rich and Poor Project

Rich and Poor Project

National Discourses on Poverty, Inequality and Growth

The gist of this programme involves using the media to create awareness to the public on inequalities in Kenya and how it affects their growth in terms of economic decision, political decisions and how resources are used. The project seeks to engage with the editors of the media houses on how effectively to cover inequality issues while at the same time train journalists throughout the country on how to mainstream inequalities in their articles with a view of impacting policy.

Partners of this project are:

A result of the project was the National Conference on Equity and Growth. This conference was held from 22nd - 23rd May 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya.

More on the project: http://www.inequalitykenya.or.ke

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Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation

Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation

The main objective of this project is to develop a comprehensive advocacy programme with a bid to bring the voices of the marginalized into the mainstream through the media namely the women, children, other marginalized groups as well as the disabled.

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Strengthening, Promotion of, and respect for Women's Rights in Southern Sudan

Strengthening, Promotion of, and respect for Women's Rights in Southern Sudan

The Strengthening, Promotion of, and respect for Women's Rights in Southern Sudan

African woman and Child Feature Service with collaboration the Sustainable Community Outreach Programmes for Empowerment (SCOPE), a local non governmental organization which promotes holistic social transformation, empowerment and community development in South Sudan is implementing the UNIFEM project with the objective to strengthen, promote and respect of women’s rights in Southern Sudan sought to empower women in South Sudan through the media.

The project seeks to empower women in South Sudan through the media. It is also geared towards building the capacity of women as leaders in the countdown to elections as well as giving them visibility through the media, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge and competencies to allow them to take up lead positions in the legislative branch of the government, public offices and civil society at all levels AWC has often used a multimedia strategy approach through advocacy, capacity building, and research and media technical support in order to support women’s participation in democratic governance and decision making structures.

The project recognizes that even though there is expanded democratic space created by the Comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA) signed in January, 2005 and heralded by the 25% Affirmative Action that has seen women ascend into leadership positions in South Sudan, women are still faced with a lot of barriers names access to information, inadequate education, lack of capacity, cultural barriers among other issues. Their numerical strength cannot translate to equity and influencing of major bills coming from Parliament.

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Safeguarding Women Rights in Transitional Justice

Safeguarding Women Rights in Transitional Justice

A project of African Woman and Child Feature Service(AWCFS) in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa(OSI-EA).

The journey towards gender equality has been long and winding. Over the years, women have struggled to penetrate decision making platforms so as to influence policy therefore alleviating the plight of women.

But never have women being so close to achieving their objective as they are now ; Kenya is at a crossroads as we move from the old Constitution into the new one which has tremendous gains for women. It is against this backdrop that it becomes significant for women to position themselves strategically within this transitional process.

In this regard, AWCFS with the support of OSI-EA has been holding media encounters across the country that bring together journalists and community women to deliberate on the significance of safeguarding women rights within the transitional justice mechanisms in Kenya.

 

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Gender Justice Barometer in East Africa

Gender Justice Barometer in East Africa

Using MDG 3 and Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality to achieve women’s rights in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

The Gender Justice Barometer is a regional instrument which will be developed by the project and AWC intends to use it to measure the achievement of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in line with the MDG3 and Commonwealth Gender Action Plan in East Africa to achieve the intended results of prioritizing women’s leadership. Consequently, one of the key targets of this project will be to improve women’s access to decision making forums in the three countries. The project will make use of the recent significant policy shifts such as the new constitution in the case of Kenya. A major objective of the project will be making claims on the new policies – claims that take cognizance on the role of women in peace building, recovery, development and participation in democratic governance. Thus, project activities will include lobbying for the actual endorsement and realisation of the more significant policy provisos, such as the 30% quota for women in public office as well as in all governance structure

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Wielding power for women in Kenya

Wielding power for women in Kenya

To increase participation of women in Leadership and governance

Project Duration: 1st July 2011 to June 30th 2013

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Promoting Women-Centred Leadership & Governance

Promoting Women-Centred Leadership & Governance

Promoting Women-Centred Leadership and Good Governance through media during the Electoral Process in Kenya

This project seeks to work with the media to transform leadership within the devolved structures of governance and promote gender equality beyond what it is currently doing. This is going to be important especially in enhancing information flow and creating awareness, building sensitization and education campaigns to change patriarchal attitudes among the various communities. The long term objective of the project therefore is to promote transformative leadership through active participation of women in politics and leadership structures within the devolved structures as well as empowering women to understand their rights in the COK2010. This project is undertaken with support from UN Women

Project Duration: September 2012 - August 2013

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Beyond promulgation into implementation

Beyond promulgation into implementation

Beyond promulgation into implementation: ensuring the effective participation of women in the implementation of the new constitution through effective engagement of the media

To leverage the media as a means of galvanizing  women’s activism in the newly created 47 counties in order to  create a consciousness of  constitutionalism  and  ‘women nationalism’ as a tool for organizing thus ensuring an inclusive, transformative and responsive society where women’s rights are respected through the new constitution.

This project is supported by Open Society Foundations under the International Women's Program

Project Duration: February 2011 to January 2013

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Strengthening and Promotion of Women's rights in Kenya

Strengthening and Promotion of Women's 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. 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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Enhancing the role of women in Northern Kenya

Enhancing the role of women in Northern Kenya

Enhancement of the role of women in Peace, Security & Development in Northern Kenya during the electoral process

This project by the African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWC) seeks to use a multi-media pronged approach to inform and empower the rural women, women leaders, the community media and the media in general in North Eastern and Eastern part of Kenya on peace, security and create platforms where women peace champions can be used to make peace attractive.

The project also plans to involve the professionals in the area to ensure they set the agenda for peace.

Project Duration: June - December 2013

Project Location: Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit

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Nairobi +21

Nairobi +21

The main aim of this programme is to strengthen the argument through research the way in which gender and its intersection with other key social categories of marginalization and discrimination is addressed within East Africa and how various organizations in the region have addressed this issue through their work.

View items...
Media, Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Media, Sexuality and Reproductive Health

The Media, Sexuality and Reproductive Health programme is designed to tease out critical issues in the area of sexuality and reproductive health; bring out their gender dimensions, and advocate for their coverage in the media.

The programme is also concerned with the development of tools such as training manuals that are to help journalists and other communicators cover these issues in a more informed, in-depth and analytical manner. To this end, we have, and continue to run training workshops for journalists reporting sexuality and reproductive health issues.
View items...
1 Million Signature Campaign

1 Million Signature Campaign

In 2007, women in Kenya set up a campaign in support of a Cabinet bill No. 32 that seeks to increase the representation of women in parliament by 50 seats through a Constitutional Amendment. Recalling that previous attempts to pass affirmative action in Parliament had borne no fruits, it is important to support this bill in order to secure a legislative framework that guarantees a women’s quota in Parliament.

The signatures were part of a wider strategy for securing a legislative framework that guarantees the women’s quota in Parliament, although if passed, it would not lead to the agreed national quota of at least 30 percent representation for women at all levels of women. By continental standards, Kenya is still far behind the African Union recommendation of 50 percent representation for women.

At least 40 women’s organizations were organized around a National Steering Committee and a National Women’s Negotiating Team for this struggle and also through the Gender and Governance Programme. Consultative meetings were held with women leaders and political party leaders.Requests were written to religious leaders asking for support and prayers.

View items...
Gender and Governance Programme

Gender and Governance Programme

The United Nations Gender and Governance program in Kenya is managed by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). It was developed as a follow up to the Engendering Political Process Programme implemented in 2002 to support women to participate actively in 2002 general elections.

The GGP was developed by different stakeholders comprising women leaders and women centred civil society organisations and supported by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and development partners such as the Swedish International Development Agency, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and DFID.

The Gender and Governance Programme is in its second phase, and it is a multi-stakeholder programme formulated to deepen the gains of the Engendering Political Process Programme (EPPP) in ensuring that women’s issues remain relevant in the national polity, to support transformative leadership across all levels and tiers of government that delivers for people and in particular delivers on gender equality and to strengthen women’s leadership within communities and at the national levels.

The overall goal of the GGP is to transform leadership and governance at all levels in Kenya in order to deliver on poverty reduction, access to basic needs and equality between and among persons

View items...
Reproductive Health Rights

Reproductive Health Rights

AWC in conjunction with the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA) is working on a project to create and promote awareness on unsafe abortion among the public, journalists, editors and other media practitioners through building partnerships.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To create awareness on unsafe abortion among the public as part of an effort to facilitate and provoke debate on the need for responsive and comprehensive reproductive health rights within a well defined socio-economic and legal framework.
  • To seek interventions on how best to address unsafe abortion in Kenya.
View items...
Heal the Nation Campaign

Heal the Nation Campaign

Kenya is in turmoil – the lives of over 1,000 citizens have been snuffed out, over a quarter of a million Kenyans have been forced to flee from their homes. Somewhere in the midst of media reports of ethnic cleansing, and government claims of a return to calm and normalcy, the real story is being lost. The truth is not weighing into debate as it should.

A group of women journalists have come together, facilitated by the Swedish and Norwegian envoys in Kenya, and launched an initiative called 'Healing the Nation'.

This is an objective with both short and long-term objectives – all to one end. To foster a sense and reality of one-ness in Kenya, to heal the wounds opened up by years of inequality and to tackle head-on, the very issues that have brought this country to its knees in this unprecedented way.

In one phrase, Kenya's women journalists are coming together in commitment to work to promote truth, justice, and peace and healing to Kenya.

View items...
Rich and Poor Project

Rich and Poor Project

National Discourses on Poverty, Inequality and Growth

The gist of this programme involves using the media to create awareness to the public on inequalities in Kenya and how it affects their growth in terms of economic decision, political decisions and how resources are used. The project seeks to engage with the editors of the media houses on how effectively to cover inequality issues while at the same time train journalists throughout the country on how to mainstream inequalities in their articles with a view of impacting policy.

Partners of this project are:

A result of the project was the National Conference on Equity and Growth. This conference was held from 22nd - 23rd May 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya.

More on the project: http://www.inequalitykenya.or.ke

View items...
Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation

Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation

The main objective of this project is to develop a comprehensive advocacy programme with a bid to bring the voices of the marginalized into the mainstream through the media namely the women, children, other marginalized groups as well as the disabled.

View items...
Strengthening, Promotion of, and respect for Women's Rights in Southern Sudan

Strengthening, Promotion of, and respect for Women's Rights in Southern Sudan

The Strengthening, Promotion of, and respect for Women's Rights in Southern Sudan

African woman and Child Feature Service with collaboration the Sustainable Community Outreach Programmes for Empowerment (SCOPE), a local non governmental organization which promotes holistic social transformation, empowerment and community development in South Sudan is implementing the UNIFEM project with the objective to strengthen, promote and respect of women’s rights in Southern Sudan sought to empower women in South Sudan through the media.

The project seeks to empower women in South Sudan through the media. It is also geared towards building the capacity of women as leaders in the countdown to elections as well as giving them visibility through the media, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge and competencies to allow them to take up lead positions in the legislative branch of the government, public offices and civil society at all levels AWC has often used a multimedia strategy approach through advocacy, capacity building, and research and media technical support in order to support women’s participation in democratic governance and decision making structures.

The project recognizes that even though there is expanded democratic space created by the Comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA) signed in January, 2005 and heralded by the 25% Affirmative Action that has seen women ascend into leadership positions in South Sudan, women are still faced with a lot of barriers names access to information, inadequate education, lack of capacity, cultural barriers among other issues. Their numerical strength cannot translate to equity and influencing of major bills coming from Parliament.

View items...
Safeguarding Women Rights in Transitional Justice

Safeguarding Women Rights in Transitional Justice

A project of African Woman and Child Feature Service(AWCFS) in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa(OSI-EA).

The journey towards gender equality has been long and winding. Over the years, women have struggled to penetrate decision making platforms so as to influence policy therefore alleviating the plight of women.

But never have women being so close to achieving their objective as they are now ; Kenya is at a crossroads as we move from the old Constitution into the new one which has tremendous gains for women. It is against this backdrop that it becomes significant for women to position themselves strategically within this transitional process.

In this regard, AWCFS with the support of OSI-EA has been holding media encounters across the country that bring together journalists and community women to deliberate on the significance of safeguarding women rights within the transitional justice mechanisms in Kenya.

 

View items...
Gender Justice Barometer in East Africa

Gender Justice Barometer in East Africa

Using MDG 3 and Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality to achieve women’s rights in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

The Gender Justice Barometer is a regional instrument which will be developed by the project and AWC intends to use it to measure the achievement of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in line with the MDG3 and Commonwealth Gender Action Plan in East Africa to achieve the intended results of prioritizing women’s leadership. Consequently, one of the key targets of this project will be to improve women’s access to decision making forums in the three countries. The project will make use of the recent significant policy shifts such as the new constitution in the case of Kenya. A major objective of the project will be making claims on the new policies – claims that take cognizance on the role of women in peace building, recovery, development and participation in democratic governance. Thus, project activities will include lobbying for the actual endorsement and realisation of the more significant policy provisos, such as the 30% quota for women in public office as well as in all governance structure

View items...
Wielding power for women in Kenya

Wielding power for women in Kenya

To increase participation of women in Leadership and governance

Project Duration: 1st July 2011 to June 30th 2013

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Promoting Women-Centred Leadership & Governance

Promoting Women-Centred Leadership & Governance

Promoting Women-Centred Leadership and Good Governance through media during the Electoral Process in Kenya

This project seeks to work with the media to transform leadership within the devolved structures of governance and promote gender equality beyond what it is currently doing. This is going to be important especially in enhancing information flow and creating awareness, building sensitization and education campaigns to change patriarchal attitudes among the various communities. The long term objective of the project therefore is to promote transformative leadership through active participation of women in politics and leadership structures within the devolved structures as well as empowering women to understand their rights in the COK2010. This project is undertaken with support from UN Women

Project Duration: September 2012 - August 2013

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Beyond promulgation into implementation

Beyond promulgation into implementation

Beyond promulgation into implementation: ensuring the effective participation of women in the implementation of the new constitution through effective engagement of the media

To leverage the media as a means of galvanizing  women’s activism in the newly created 47 counties in order to  create a consciousness of  constitutionalism  and  ‘women nationalism’ as a tool for organizing thus ensuring an inclusive, transformative and responsive society where women’s rights are respected through the new constitution.

This project is supported by Open Society Foundations under the International Women's Program

Project Duration: February 2011 to January 2013

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Strengthening and Promotion of Women's rights in Kenya

Strengthening and Promotion of Women's 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. 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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Enhancing the role of women in Northern Kenya

Enhancing the role of women in Northern Kenya

Enhancement of the role of women in Peace, Security & Development in Northern Kenya during the electoral process

This project by the African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWC) seeks to use a multi-media pronged approach to inform and empower the rural women, women leaders, the community media and the media in general in North Eastern and Eastern part of Kenya on peace, security and create platforms where women peace champions can be used to make peace attractive.

The project also plans to involve the professionals in the area to ensure they set the agenda for peace.

Project Duration: June - December 2013

Project Location: Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit

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Land Rights Project

Land Rights Project

ENHANCING WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO LAND AND PROPERTY IN LINE WITH THE NEW CONSTITUTION

African Woman and Child Feature Service undertook to carry out the project: Media Based Advocacy to Enhance Women’s Rights and Access to land and Property in Line with Kenya’s New Constitution because of the realization that there is need to create awareness among men and women alike, as there is a glaring lack of gender and human rights awareness of the serious repercussions that the denial of women’s rights continue to have and of the possible strategies towards actual implementation of these rights on the ground. In addition, many women do not have information, confidence, experience and resources to obtain what they are legally entitled to.

That women lack sufficient knowledge about the rights they have under the law to own land and property. Rural, illiterate women do not even have access to the new constitution which guarantees them these rights. There is need for a continuous nationwide public education and civic information program to confront cultural barriers and practices that impede women’s access to land and property rights. If the application of the constitutional provisions that guarantees equitable access to land and property is not handled appropriately, domestic violence may escalate, families may break up and violence may increase significantly within families and communities.

 

The project goal was anchored in the rationale that there is need to enhance the full realization of women’s land rights is a long-term process and that advocacy and education and the role of the media is key in support of women’s land rights is crucial, given the deep-rooted cultural norms and practices which underlie discrimination in land tenure.

Project Duration: May - December 2011

 

 

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Women, Media and Political Participation at County and National levels

Women, Media and Political Participation at County and National levels

Raise visibility of women’s contribution and role in political leadership, peace and security, and protection from gender based violence using multimedia approaches and engagement with communities and political players.

 

Project Duration

October 2015 - September 2016

 

Activities

  • Survey on the perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes of editors and reporters in five counties on women leadership, political participation, and women as news makers.
  • Media Frameworks for gender mainstreaming: Develop gender policies/guidelines for national, community, and vernacular radio stations- Radio Kaya in Mombasa, Radio Namulolwe in Kisumu, Gulf Radio in Homabay, Pamoja FM in Nairobi and Murenenya FM in Embu, which are among the most listened to radio stations in the respective counties.
  • Communication and media capacity development and tools for women leaders: Build the communication and media capacity and facilitate the development of simple advocacy, communication and media strategy plans for women leaders, decision makers, and those seeking leadership in the selected counties. This activity will be implemented in collaboration with the NCCK and Groots-Kenya Consortium. The latter will provide logistical support while AWC is going to undertake the capacity building aspect of this activity.
  • Dialogues with the editors: Hold meetings with the editors to brief them on the voices, portrayal, and presence of women in their content in regard to participation in political leadership and economic and governance. Editors play a key role in deciding whether to amplify or suppress the voices of women in the media; publish or air stories that challenge or perpetuate gender stereotypes; and improve the portrayal of women, especially women in leadership positions, in the media. Editors also decide if the story will be published or not; where it will be placed or when to air it; assigns reporters the stories to follow, decides who do what story or event to cover; selects photos to go with the story; and writes headlines to the story. Hence, having forums with them to dialogue on these issues will start shaping and influencing how editors perceive and treat gender issues on their media platforms. The intervention is expected to result in both improved and positive coverage of women and leadership issues from a quantity and qualitative perspective.

 

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Monday, 14 April 2008 06:17

Kenya Poverty Maps

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"The Geographical Dimensions of Well-Being in Kenya" (also known as Poverty maps) generally indicates the geographical spread or distribution of poverty and well-being in Kenya.

The first volume provides data on poverty up to location level, and the second volume provides data up to constituency level.

They were produced and published by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and National Development, and the second volume was in collaboration with the Society for International Development (SID) and The World Bank.

The second volume can be accessed from the Central Bureau of Statistics site at
http://www.cbs.go.ke/surveys/poverty/pdf/KenyaPovAtlasIIfinal2cl.pdf


Monday, 18 February 2008 17:01

GGP Report

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Tuesday, 12 February 2008 13:13

Raped as family members watch

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When bloodshed erupted after the general election results were announced in Nairobi at the end of December 2007, a bewildered Magdalene Mwati expected the inflamed passions would calm down after a short while.

Mwati kept assuring herself that things would not get any worse.

8 January 2008

The second meeting of Senior Media Women Editors in Kenya was held today with the aim of firming the activities of the Heal the Nation Campaign scheduled to be launched on Monday 14th January 2008.

The group was in agreement that if they were going to heal the nation the focus of the campaign should not be just to end the crisis but also help the country to reflect on historical injustices that have not been dealt with. 

Wednesday, 30 January 2008 15:15

Minutes 3: Senior Media Women's Meeting

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28th January 2008

Rosemary Okello and Mildred Ngesa briefed the meeting on the outcomes of a forum organized last Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th January where women representing the diversity of the women’s movement in Kenya met the team of Eminent Persons led by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan followed by a subsequent meeting of the movement examining itself in the context of the post-election crisis. 

In recent days, Kenya has been talked about in the same breath as Rwanda, Liberia, Afghanistan and others, with analysts breaking down our history to a conflict between two 'tribes'. Terms such as 'Ethnic genocide' and 'ethnic cleansing' have been bandied about with no regard to the real issues behind the on-going unrest and blood shed in the country.

Monday, 28 January 2008 14:25

Meet a Kenyan Woman

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Jane Njoki
Jane Njoki
She walks with her head held high and her gaze is steady. She is a source of knowledge and comfort to her sisters and their children camping out at Nairobi’s Jamhuri Park.

Although she has no warm place to lay her head at the end of each long day, she exudes warmth and joy even on a drizzling January afternoon. She has no apologies to make about her Kenyan identity: “My name is Jane, and I am a proud Kenyan from Kibera Kianda,” says the mother of two university-going sons.

Hundreds of posters and banners in praise of aspirants is the order of the day in most streets and buildings as newcomers and old guards jam the Kenyan political scene ahead of the general elections. 

Notably present are posters of women aspirants either planning to vie for the civic or parliamentary seats in their respective places of interest.

Monday, 29 October 2007 19:51

Vox Pop - Coast women aspirants

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Coast Women aspirants vox pop   

Monday, 29 October 2007 19:45

Q & A with Anna Brandt, Swedish Ambassador to Kenya

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On Friday, 26th October, 2007, Anna Brandt, the Swedish Ambassador to Kenya attended a security training session for female political aspirants from Kisauni and Changamwe constituencies. She made the following comments during and after the meeting.
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