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Our History & Background

HFAW was started in August 2011 by Dr. Grace B. Mose .Okong’o and Mrs. Hellen Njoroge as a response to debates in our country that suggest that Kenya’s women are not ready or willing to take up political leadership positions to fill the one third constitutional mandate. Currently only a few seats in the National Assembly are occupied by women, we have not met the 1/3 mandate. HFAW leaders see the problem as originating from our extreme patriarchal society which discriminates against women. Advancing women’s participation in leadership has to start with addressing the whole spectrum of inequalities at the grassroots. We must address economic and educational inequalities. Women have to be economically empowered and educated about their constitutional and women’s human rights. HFAW leaders are engaging women in civic education, women’s rights, violence against women, reproductive health and services, and total eradication of FGM.

Designed Bully Vincent