Land remains a focal point of Kenya’s history and has for years dictated the pulse of the nationhood and still continues to take a pivotal role in the country’s social, economic, political and legal relations. The National Accord and Reconciliation Act recognize land as a source of conflict and calls on the political class to make fundamental changes in land ownership and tenure through constitutional reforms.
The G10, a coalition of civil society organizations namely; The Caucus for Women’s Leadership, Wildaf, FIDA Kenya, CREAW and African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWC), is implementing a project on land reforms and decentralization whose main objective is to create awareness around the National Land Policy as well as the constitutional provisions on land that speak to issues around marginalized groups such as women’s rights to inheritance and ownership.
The project seeks to also advocate for decentralization of decisions around land matters to the district and grassroots levels so as to enable women and the citizenry in general participate more effectively in making decisions that have direct bearing on their lives and livelihoods.
The project also proposes lobbying and advocacy for decentralization of authority at the national, district and grassroots level to enable women and citizenry in general participate more effectively in making decisions that have a direct bearing on their lives and livelihoods.
The objective for African woman and Child Feature Service as the media partner is to use the media as an entry point for creating change and influencing attitudes in regard to land reform and decentralization through public awareness and therefore creating an avenue for engagement at local and national level.
AWC activities in this project are:
AWC held a sensitization and training workshop for journalists and correspondent on Land Reform and Decentralization in Kenya from 29th to 30th July, 2010 at Silver Springs Hotel commencing from 8.30am.
The journalists invited were drawn from various media houses from all the provinces.