International Women's Day: Feminists and Women's Rights Organizations in Kenya
Article by Maureen Kasuku
8th March, 2022 at 12:57PM
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 ofInternational Womenâ€™s Day. This yearâ€™s theme as announced by UN Women is â€œGender equality today for a sustainable tomorrowâ€Here are Feminist/Womenâ€™s rights Organizations in Kenya putting in the work to offer support and civic education to women and the general public in Kenya:Feminists Conversation KEIs a collective of feminists and socialists working towards the liberation of women, gender and sexual minorities from patriarchal domination and economic oppression. They work with grassroots communities to raise consciousness by creating conversation platforms to root out the ideological domination that leads to discrimination, oppression, and exploitation.Feminists in KenyaFeminists in Kenya (FIK) is a intersectional feminism organization, conveneres of #TotalshutdownKE (2018) and human rights advocacy group based in Nairobi.CREAWCentre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a national feminist/womenâ€™s rights Non-Governmental Organization committed to combating Gender Based Violence.Â GROOTSGrassroots 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 workÂ To facilitate grassroots women effective engagement in development through movement building, leadership and advocacy.INENDThe 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.Â 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.