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  • Organisation

    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’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’s goal is to contribute to a society where women and girls enjoy equal rights, freedoms and thrive in safe spaces. Its main programmes and activities are related to facilitating access to justice for survivors of Sexual Gender-based Violence, promoting Sexual reproductive health and rights including the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. In addition, COVAW promotes women’s economic empowerment for vulnerable girls to mitigate child trafficking and commercial sex exploitation, and creates safe spaces for girls to develop leadership skills and violence mitigation skills, and law and policy reforms engagement. COVAW has a strong grassroots presence in Kenya through its community activists.

    • Organisation

      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’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’s goal is to contribute to a society where women and girls enjoy equal rights, freedoms and thrive in safe spaces. Its main programmes and activities are related to facilitating access to justice for survivors of Sexual Gender-based Violence, promoting Sexual reproductive health and rights including the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. In addition, COVAW promotes women’s economic empowerment for vulnerable girls to mitigate child trafficking and commercial sex exploitation, and creates safe spaces for girls to develop leadership skills and violence mitigation skills, and law and policy reforms engagement. COVAW has a strong grassroots presence in Kenya through its community activists.

    • Project

      The Tupo. Tusikizwe project is empowering marginalised women and girls including those with disabilities, to participate in the County Budget process in Kwale County. This is done by enhancing their voices to demand the uptake of their priority needs and equitable distribution of resources (also called Gender Responsive budgeting) during the planning and budget-making processes.  In the design phase, the project is piloted in five villages from Matuga sub-county and scaled up at the implementation phase to 10 villages in Msambweni and Lungalunga sub-counties in Kwale County.

      The objectives are;

      1. To enhance understanding of the normative budgeting framework at the county level.
      2. To enhance understanding of gender-responsive budgeting and utilisation of gender-responsive budgeting principles.
      3. To enhance the capacity of women and girls to analyse the Kwale County budget estimates against their needs.
      4. To recommend actions to enhance the response to Gender Based Violence and economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women.
      5. To enhance the capacity of girls and women to lobby for the uptake of their priorities.

  • Project

    The Tupo. Tusikizwe project is empowering marginalised women and girls including those with disabilities, to participate in the County Budget process in Kwale County. This is done by enhancing their voices to demand the uptake of their priority needs and equitable distribution of resources (also called Gender Responsive budgeting) during the planning and budget-making processes.  In the design phase, the project is piloted in five villages from Matuga sub-county and scaled up at the implementation phase to 10 villages in Msambweni and Lungalunga sub-counties in Kwale County.

    The objectives are;

    1. To enhance understanding of the normative budgeting framework at the county level.
    2. To enhance understanding of gender-responsive budgeting and utilisation of gender-responsive budgeting principles.
    3. To enhance the capacity of women and girls to analyse the Kwale County budget estimates against their needs.
    4. To recommend actions to enhance the response to Gender Based Violence and economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women.
    5. To enhance the capacity of girls and women to lobby for the uptake of their priorities.

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