Projects
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a deep rooted traditional practise found in many parts of the world but more pronounced in Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), FGM/C is practised in 28 out of 52 countries in Sub Sahara Africa where the practice ranges from a low of 5% to a high of 98%. It is estimated that as least 3 million women and girls are at risk of FGM/C each year and that 140 million women have undergone some type of FGM/C worldwide. The age at which the procedure is carried out varies from 0-20 years or…
This project is a joint initiative between National Steering Committee on Peace-building and Conflict Management (NSC), a Secretariat in the Ministry of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Kenya Country Office and MYWO. Its broad objective is to enhance the visibility and participation of MYWO leadership and entire membership across its country-wide structures in the active promotion of peace building and conflict management processes in Kenya in the period leading up to, during and after the 2012 general elections so as to consolidate and lay the foundations for sustainable peace and security in…
  The K-NICE project is funded by the Government of Kenya. It’s a project designed for capacity building the elected women leaders to effectively participate in politics and decision making positions. Goal: To increase number of women elected in parliamentary and civic leadership positions.Purpose: Create a more enabling political environment for women's participation in politics and decision making positions. Main Activities     * Strengthening of MYWO capacity to undertake gender responsive civic education.    * Increase awareness amongst the local communities to identify the need for women to participate in economic and political issues.    * Establishing information database on the voting…
MYWO held a  training on enhancing the roles and responsibilities of grassroots women by the Centre for Good Governance and Economic Development – Tanzania on 7th to 10th November 2011 at the Multi-Media University College-Nairobi. MYWO aims at empowering women in politics, economy and leadership skills at all community level. MYWO will continue partnering with donors, like-minded organizations so as to train women on leadership skills and other economic generating income activities.
  With support from UNWOMEN, the Gender and Governance Programme III  sensitizes women on the principles of equal gender representation at all levels of leadership. MYWO is iimplementing this Programme on enhancing Women’s Participation in Political Progress. The project instills aspects of democratic governance, transparency and accountability in all areas of government.
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