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  • Organisation

    The Coalition On Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a National non-profit women#s rights organisation in Kenya founded in 1995 as a response to the silence of the Kenyan society in addressing Violence Against Women and Girls. COVAW has a strong grassrootspresence in Kenya through its community activists. COVAW#s head office is in Nairobi, with satellite offices in Narok and Kwale Counties. COVAW also has projects covering Kisumu, Migori and Kiambu counties.

    COVAW is a women-led organisation that prioritises developing thecapacity of women leaders in the workplace and in the communities as a contribution to gender equality goals. COVAW’s main goal is to contribute to a society where women and girls enjoy equal rights, freedoms and thrive in safe spaces. It#s main programmes and activities are related to Facilitating access to justice for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including the elimination of female genital mutilation(FGM), promote women#s economic empowerment for vulnerable girls as a way to mitigate child trafficking and commercial sex exploitation, and creating safe spaces for girls to develop leadership skills, and promote feminist law and policy reforms.

    All COVAW#s work is set to support the most vulnerable and marginalised groups of women, including women and girls with intellectual disabilities, and survivors or violence, particularly in hard-to-reach areas.

    • Organisation

      The Coalition On Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a National non-profit women#s rights organisation in Kenya founded in 1995 as a response to the silence of the Kenyan society in addressing Violence Against Women and Girls. COVAW has a strong grassrootspresence in Kenya through its community activists. COVAW#s head office is in Nairobi, with satellite offices in Narok and Kwale Counties. COVAW also has projects covering Kisumu, Migori and Kiambu counties.

      COVAW is a women-led organisation that prioritises developing thecapacity of women leaders in the workplace and in the communities as a contribution to gender equality goals. COVAW’s main goal is to contribute to a society where women and girls enjoy equal rights, freedoms and thrive in safe spaces. It#s main programmes and activities are related to Facilitating access to justice for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including the elimination of female genital mutilation(FGM), promote women#s economic empowerment for vulnerable girls as a way to mitigate child trafficking and commercial sex exploitation, and creating safe spaces for girls to develop leadership skills, and promote feminist law and policy reforms.

      All COVAW#s work is set to support the most vulnerable and marginalised groups of women, including women and girls with intellectual disabilities, and survivors or violence, particularly in hard-to-reach areas.

    • Project

      The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) will implement the TUPO.TUSIKIZWE (We are Here. Listen to Us) Project in Kenya.

      The project aims to promote the greater creation of more open political participation and civic engagement by Women facing exploitation, abuse, and/or violence. The project will empower Women facing exploitation, abuse, and/or violence to self–advocate and inform evidence-based research and policy recommendations to be generated by the project. The evidence-based research and policy recommendations will be utilized to influence and catalyze the creation of and access to more open, political spaces, processes, and participation by the aforementioned rights holders. In addition, the project will also enhance responsiveness to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women.

      The Implementation phase of the project will contribute to the realization of Impact Areas 1, 2, and 3 of the VOICE programme.

      The design phase of the TUPO.TUSIKIZWEProject commenced in 2020 and has been completed. Lessons learned and innovations from the design phase and the Livening Linking and Learning engagements have informed the development of the Implementation Phase of the project. The Implementation Phase of the TUPO.TUSIKIZWE Project will commence in May 2021and end in 2022. This second phase will be implemented in Kwale County, in Kenya.

  • Project

    The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) will implement the TUPO.TUSIKIZWE (We are Here. Listen to Us) Project in Kenya.

    The project aims to promote the greater creation of more open political participation and civic engagement by Women facing exploitation, abuse, and/or violence. The project will empower Women facing exploitation, abuse, and/or violence to self–advocate and inform evidence-based research and policy recommendations to be generated by the project. The evidence-based research and policy recommendations will be utilized to influence and catalyze the creation of and access to more open, political spaces, processes, and participation by the aforementioned rights holders. In addition, the project will also enhance responsiveness to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women.

    The Implementation phase of the project will contribute to the realization of Impact Areas 1, 2, and 3 of the VOICE programme.

    The design phase of the TUPO.TUSIKIZWEProject commenced in 2020 and has been completed. Lessons learned and innovations from the design phase and the Livening Linking and Learning engagements have informed the development of the Implementation Phase of the project. The Implementation Phase of the TUPO.TUSIKIZWE Project will commence in May 2021and end in 2022. This second phase will be implemented in Kwale County, in Kenya.

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