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History

Our History: 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.
Our Projects and Services
We engage women (and men) in economic empowerment programs We raise gender disparity awareness in our political, education, health, and social-economic system through conferences, workshops, forums and group or individual meetings.

  • We raise awareness on gender based violence including domestic violence and sexual assault
  • We work to eradicate female genital mutilation
  • We educate grassroots women on reproductive health and services
  • We train grassroots women self-advocacy and policy advocacy skills
  • We ground women on civic education and women’s human rights
  • We engage in policy advocacy aimed at reforming laws that support gender disparities

We collaborate with institutions of higher learning to do research and help bridge the divide between academia communities


 

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