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The Coalition On Violence Against Women (COVAW)

COVAW was founded in 1995 as a response to the silence of the Kenyan society to addressing violence against women. COVAW works to promote and advance women’s human rights through working towards a society free from all forms of violence against women.


“They Were Men in Uniform”: Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Kenya’s 2017 Elections

Human Rights Watch previously documented widespread sexual violence against women and girls, as well as incidents of sexual violence against men and boys, following Kenya’s 2007–2008 election. This report documents similar patterns of sexual violence surrounding the 2017 elections. It demonstrates the Kenyan state’s/authorities’ failure to prevent election-related sexual violence, properly investigate cases, hold perpetrators accountable, and ensure survivors of sexual violence have access to comprehensive, quality, and timely post-rape care.


Samburu Women Trust (SWT)

An Indigenous women led organization that champions for the rights of women and girls among the pastoralist communities in Kenya.


FIDA Kenya: Federation of Women Lawyers

FIDA Kenya is the premier women’s rights organization in Kenya which for over 32 years has offered free legal aid to over 320,000 women and their children.


Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW)

The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a registered, non-profit national women’s rights non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1998 by women lawyers who had common goals and a shared purpose to confront the low awareness of women’s real needs and rights in Kenya.


Team Kenya

Their mission is to involve entire communities in gender equality, so that girls in rural Kenya can create their own bright futures.