Gender & human rights

KWID has been a key prayer in sensitizing community members to address cultural beliefs and practices that affect women’s image, sense of empowerment, and ability to make informed decisions regarding their well-being.

Combating GBV is a key strategy where KWID has strengthened community members’ capacity to prevent GBV and enhance reproductive rights. This has contributed towards making safer homes and communities but a lot needs to be done. We have empowered children and caregivers with skills, knowledge, values, and practices to overcome life’s challenges through OVC weekly life skill sessions, Caregivers’ monthly training, parenting campaigns, community library, and OVC clubs.

We have mentored girl children to remain in and complete school to enable them to acquire skills to earn a living as well as minimize child marriages.

Under this thematic area, we are focusing on:

  • Reducing tolerance to violence against women and children in the socio-economic, legal and political structures.
  • Empowering stakeholders to improve care, participation and protection of children at community and household level.
  • Promoting women’s and Girl’s participation and gender equality in decision making processes through enhanced knowledge and skills.
  • Empowering children to advocate for violence free homes, schools and communities through providing opportunities for children to develop their sense of confidence, self-esteem, ability to manage risks and skills to advocate for positive change.
  • Facilitating weekly life skill sessions to develop children’s social and personal skills training including child rights, sexuality and reproductive health education, physical and social environments that can put children at greater risk of violence and abuse, negotiation skills, gender equality and girls empowerment.

Outcomes

  • Reduced tolerance to Violence against women and children and Gender based violence in the social-economic, legal and political structures.
  • Increased women and girl’s participation and gender equality in decision making through enhanced knowledge and skills.
  • Improved care, participation, and protection of children at community and household level.
  • Children, who are able to manage risks, protect themselves; report cases of violence; seek and provide support to their peers on issues related to violence in homes, schools and community.
  • Increased access to quality protection, education, reproductive health services and other opportunities.