WEL, WITH SUPPORT FROM HER DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, HAS MADE THE FOLLOWING ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS PER THEMATIC AREA.
Development and launch of the Kenya Women’s National Charter:
Through our “Mwamko Mpya” initiative, WEL rallied 43 CSOs to advocate for operationalization or realization of the opportunities for women set out in the Constitution of Kenya (CoK) 2010.These led to the development of the Kenya Women’s National Charter, including a National Action Plan (NAP) for its implementation. The Charter, developed in collaboration with government, was shared with more than 1,200 women leaders, 8, 424 citizens, media, government, political parties and CSOs. About 41 political parties integrated the Charter into their manifestos.
Women’s transformative leadership and capacity building:
- Training of 487 aspiring women leaders under the Women Leadership Academy from: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kakamega, Vihiga, Siaya, Turkana, Eldoret, West Pokot, Embu, Meru, Murang’a, Elgeyo Marakwet, Taita Taveta and Malindi.
- Conducting a research study on Young Women in Political Participation in Kenya funded by IDRC and in collaboration with NGEC and K.U. The research has been examining and analyzing the experiences and challenges young women face while seeking political positions in Kenya.
These unequal relations are not simply structured around gender, other factors play a role such as class, filial relations, customs and age which either limits or enhances women political participation.
Promotion of girls’ education:
Women’s economic empowerment: