14th , 2021
RURAL WOMEN ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT:
United Nations in 2015 adopted the Sustainable Development
Goals with an aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure
that by 2030, all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Gender
equality awareness and empowerment stems from the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5). SDG 5 aims at achieving
gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
in partnership with Bestlink Consultancy with the support
and funding from the German Cooperation (GIZ) Progamme Migration
and Diaspora (PMD) implimented the "GENDER EQUALITY
AWARENESS AND EMPOWERMENT OF RURAL WOMEN AND GIRLS"
in October 2021. This project was implemented in Emali/Mulala
ward, Kibwezi West subcounty, Makueni County and at Muchatha
ward, Kiambaa SUbcounty, Kiambu County - Kenya.
interventions that were implimented under this project were
Preparation of a Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment
this activity, Evelyn Kilemi (Lead Consultant) and Ian Mutwiri
(Consultant) of Bestlink Consultancy Centre authored a booklet
titled “ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY AWARENESS
AND EMPOWERMENT IN KENYA”
booklet was critical towards ensuring that the training participants
had material to take home for reference purposes and to sensitize
others on the importance of gender equality and women economic
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2) Preparation of IEC Materials for public awareness:
prepared and produced IEC materials for public awareness.
posters are critical in disseminating the information provided
therein to other members of the public who did not benefit
from the trainings.
content of the posters was explained at length to the training
participants who in turn will be able to share the information
with their peers.
The posters were also printed and have since been distributed
to the following areas;-
(i) To the training participants themselves;
(ii) Group leaders of the groups that attended the trainings
in Kiambu and Makueni Counties
(iii) Ward Administrator’s Office – Emali-Mulala
(iv) Karuri Police Station/Muchatha Police Post –
(v) Kasarani Police Station/Mwiki Police Station –
(vi) Child Protection Offices – Kasarani Sub-County
(vii) DCI Crime Office – Nairobi County
(viii) Murema Primary School – Kasarani Sub-County
ECDE Parents meeting
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3) Train One Hundred and Twenty (120) women/men on
gender equality and economic empowerment:
this intervention, the targeted women were trained at Emali
- Makueni County and at Muchatha - Kiambu County.
4) Support women by providing chicks and feeds to
foster economic empowerment:
the trainings, the participants shared their experiences at
the family levels and we were able to realize that there was
a direct link between women economic empowerment and the attainment
of gender equality. It was quite clear that if the rural women
and girls are not economically empowered, it will be impossible
for them to achieve gender equality.
part of supporting the women and empowering them economically,
HOMERANGE offered their expertise in building the capacity
of these women on poultry production, after which the women
were supported with month old chicks and feeds to last the
4 months duration to maturity of the chicken.
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