WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

This project looks to support women's organisations that are working to promote women's rights

March 2019 -March 2024

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Overview

CARE is currently taking a lead role in coordinating the implementation of a National Program on Women’s Voice and Leadership project funded by Global Affairs Canada.

 

Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organisations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries.

 

This is done by supporting activities, building institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. 

 

The Program also responds to the globally recognized, significant gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world.

The program, implemented by CARE Canada, supports approximately 120 women’s rights organizations across Kenya to improve their structures, programming and capacity to deliver quality services in order to promote women’s and girls’ rights, and equal opportunities for all. It also strengthens the effectiveness of women’s rights platforms in Kenya.

 

The expected outcomes for this project include:

 1.  improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Kenya

 2.  enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls

 3.  increased effectiveness of sub-national and national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Kenya

Key Objectives

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To improve management, programming and sustainability of local Women rights organizations in Kenya, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls. 

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2.

To enhance delivery of quality services and advocacy by Women’s Rights Organizations to advance gender equality in Kenya.

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To increase effectiveness of National and sub- national women’s rights platforms, network and alliances to effect gender sensitive policy change and policy implementation in Kenya.

Types of Services

Partnering and working with Women Rights Organizations in a Capacity building approach CARE is - supporting women to take leadership roles and be active in decision making structures/processes; embracing the Feminist development principles of inclusion, participation and empowerment in programming; grant-making and supporting intergenerational approach, mentorship and guidance.

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Partners

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Best Practices and Innovations

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Strengthening women rights movements in Kenya.

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Supporting women to take leadership roles and be active indecision making structures/ processes.

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Supporting Intergenerational approach, mentorship and guidance

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Partnering and working with Women Rights Organizations in a Capacity building approach.

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Embracing the Feminist development principles of Inclusion, Participation and Empowerment in Programming

Accomplishments

  • Launch of the Women Voice and Leadership Project.

  • Strategic planning support with the 4 Principal partners.

  • Participatory development of project PIP, work plans and budgets.

  • Sub-granting MoUs signed with the 4 Principal partners.

  • Participatory capacity assessment for the 4 principal partners.

  • Project Steering committee in place and operational.

  • Capacity Assessment conducted for the 4 principal partners.

  • Nationwide WRO mapping conducted Gender analysis conducted issued

  • 26 multi-year grants and 15 to WROs. Emergency response grants issued towards COVID-19 response engaged by at least 1,980 women and girls in Kenya

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NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

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4

IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

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13

CREAW WOMENS RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS GRANTEES

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632

NUMBER OF WOMENS RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS MAPPED

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1

PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

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3

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS

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7

CRAWN TRUST NETWORKS

Contact:

 Program Manager:  Dorothy Aseyo

 Email:  dorothy.aseyo@care.or.ke

Photos

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MOU SIGNING

CREAW Executive Director and Kiengu Women Challenged to Challenge chairlady during the signing of the MOU

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YWAN ADVOCACY NETWORK
YWAN ADVOCACY NETWORK

Santa Kagendo, CO-founder of Youth and Women Advocacy Network , YWAN Network at the ultimate recipient inception meeting with WVL implementing partner CREaw at Ngong Hills Hotel Nairobi

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ITGNC defenders during a paralegal advocacy training supported by UAF-Africa grantee Centre for Livelihood Advancement raising the voices of domestic workers in the face of COVID 19

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MOU SIGNING
MOU SIGNING

CREAW Executive Director and Kiengu Women Challenged to Challenge chairlady during the signing of the MOU

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