Advancing Women’s Engagement: Strengthening Opportunities to Mobilize for Equality.

(2021 - 2026 )

Thematic Area:
Leadership & Governance

African Women Development Fund
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

The AWESOME project is a 5 year project which started in 2021 and will be implemented in 3 Eastern African countries including Kenya, with the intention of contributing to SDG 5 which focuses on achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women.

The project is under a broader MoFA funded thematic area i.e. Power of Women (“POW”) whose stated objectives advance SDG 5 and are: prevention and elimination of SGBV against women and girls and strengthened women’s leadership and women’s participation in political decision making.

The project’s objective is to ensure movements of Women with Disabilities in Kenya are strengthened; less fragmented and is more represented in leadership spaces.

Further, the project has 3 outcomes which are:

Self:WROs, Activists, young women and women with disabilities, come together through cross movement building, and collective action through increased solidarity and closer cooperation.

Society:Greater willingness and support among society to challenge gender norms and attitudes which discriminate against women, including women with disabilities.

Formal Institutions: Improved policy and legal framework for the realisation of all women’s rights, including those with disabilities, related to SGBV and the right to meaningful participation in decisions that affect them.