Increasing awareness and knowledge about women’s and girl’s rights leading to a change in attitudes and practices. Our awareness raising activities find innovative ways to addressing the barriers in accessing information on SRHR, which result in lack of knowledge and skills to prevent unwanted pregnancy, HIV infection and GBV.
The digital revolution brings immense potential to improve social and economic outcomes for women. Yet, it also poses the risk of perpetuating existing patterns of gender inequality
The rise of digital activism has made it easier for consciousness-raising for important issues that particularly impact women more realistic to accomplish.
We seek to advance human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, supporting their unrestricted availability and use so we can create intersectional spaces that encourage radical, feminist conversations about women rights on the internet
Over 40% of women in Kenya are likely to face physical and or SGBV including lifetime physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime, and over one in five girls facing child marriage or Female Genital Mutilation
Our activities seek to:
HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death and morbidity among adolescents and young people in Kenya. Approximately 51% of all new HIV infections in Kenya are among adolescents and youth.
The Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework identifies adolescents and young people as a priority population for the HIV response
Our work provides:
Climate change enhances gender inequality, reduces women’s ability to be financially independent, and has a terrible impact on women’s social and political rights in general. Gender roles in a developing country’s societal norms mostly puts men in charge and women being supported. This worses women’s tasks whose families rely on agriculture and labor work.
Women are still expected to do domestic chores; such as cooking, travel for water sources, or farming. Climate change contributes to the hardship women go through for these tasks. To make things worse, inequalities mean women are more likely to suffer violence as a result of flooding and drought.
Our work targets marginalized urban slum girls to enable them:
* Attend informal evening classes designed to get young students excited about math and science
* To improve the education opportunities associated with these subjects and open up job options for women who want to pursue STEM-related careers.
* Link them to STEM opportunities within non profit organizations to enable them strengthen women leadership
Our annual STEM Woman Conference aims to inspire, engage, and empower young women who are considering a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by connecting them with female STEM professionals to enable them learn through mentorship
Financial insecurity and economic abuse puts many women in the position of choosing between staying with an abusive partner or facing poverty
Women survivors deserve access to safe housing, jobs and economic resources for their families, whether they decide to leave abusive relationships or remain in them
Improving women’s well-being contributes to a cycle of better health and education outcomes, more stable societies, and more sustainable development
IN MOST COUNTRIES, WOMEN EARN on AVERAGE ONLY 60% to 75% of MEN’S WAGES
Gender norms discourage women from seeking employment outside the home and instead restrict them to child and elder care, cooking, and finding fuel and water for the family (also known as the “care economy”)