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International Women’s Day: Feminist/Women’s Rights Organizations in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: March 03, 2021  

Women’s History Month is an annual global celebration of women who have inspired future generations. Across the world, events are held in honour of amazing women throughout the month of March. It is also the month of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme as announced by UN Women is Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” 

Here are Feminist/Women’s rights Organizations who’ve put in the work before, during and will continue to offer support post pandemic to vulnerable women in Kenya:

Feminists in Kenya

Feminists in Kenya (FIK) is a intersectional feminism organization, conveneres of #TotalshutdownKE (2018) and human rights advocacy group based in Nairobi.

CREAW

Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a national feminist/women’s rights Non-Governmental Organization committed to combating Gender Based Violence. 

GROOTS

Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (Groots) is a National movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya. They work  To facilitate grassroots women effective engagement in development through movement building, leadership and advocacy.

INEND

The Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND) is a local not-for-profit organisation that undertakes strategic actions towards equality, acceptance and inclusion of women and special minorities in the Coast Region of Kenya.

 Voices of Women in Western Kenya (VOWWEK)

Voices of Women In Western Kenya (VOWWEK) is a community-based rights advocacy organisation led by women who are committed to increasing the participation of marginalized rural women in social justice advocacy in Western Kenya.

*Image: FIK

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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