Ending violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious and ongoing challenges worldwide. Women’s Empowerment Link – WEL focuses on Elimination of Violence against Women & Girls by facilitating development, promotion and enforcement of appropriate mechanisms for prevention, protection and response to violence against women.
- WEL’s prevention and response working groups in Nairobi, Naivasha and Mombasa has facilitated support for over 74,000 members of the communities.
- WEL establishes multi-sectoral community VAWG working groups with membership from government, CBOs, FBOs, women and youth groups. Currently there are ongoing groups in the following areas:-
Engage in advocacy for policy and legislative enactment and implementation. In particular, push for the full implementation of the Sexual Offences Act, Anti-FGM Act and the Protection against Domestic Violence Act. Also participate in the annual 16 days of activism campaigns implementation of the ‘TupeNafasi Initiative and “Sisters’ Keeper”’