Ann Njogu, the executive director of Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW)—an AJWS grantee—has been instrumental in building CREAW as an organizational leader in eradicating sexual and gender-based violence to help Kenya become a country that actualizes womens rights, increases womens access to legal education and trauma counseling, and sustains a national peace-building process.
Projects in Kenya
Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW)
Adolescent Girls Community of Practice in Nairobi
To build the advocacy capacity of adolescent girl-focused civil society organizations and facilitate a shared girl-focused advocacy agenda by leading a community of practice in Nairobi.
Education Center for Advancement of Women (ECAW)
Preventing FGM and Promoting Girls' and Women's Rights
To provide safe spaces for rural adolescent girls to promote girls’ and women’s education, health and rights in Kuria, Kenya.
Fortress of Hope Africa
Okoa Wasichana Wetu Project
To build the social and economic capital of adolescent girls through youth-led community outreach, safe spaces, psychosocial support and training on reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, life skills and entrepreneurship.
Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT)
Defending the Resource Rights of Lake Turkana Communities
To advance the natural resource rights of Lake Turkana communities through national and international advocacy to prevent construction of the Gibe III dam.
Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK)
Capacity Building and Human Rights Advocacy
To strengthen the capacity and support the growth of Kenya's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement by initiating efforts to decriminalize homosexuality, document and report human rights violations, increase access to LGBTI-friendly health services, and build partnerships and alliances.
Girls Empowerment Project
To build the long-term self-sufficiency of unaccompanied refugee girls in Nairobi by providing case-management services, basic education, life-skills training, vocational training, financial literacy and income generation through a cooperative.
Il'laramatak Community Concerns (ICC)
Defending Women's Land Rights
To promote and defend indigenous women's land rights by educating communities about Kenya's new land bill, engaging in dialogue with large landowners and advocating for legal reforms.
Kenya Natural Resources Alliance (KENRA)
Alliance Building and Advocacy for Community-Based Natural Resource Rights Organizations
To enhance the capacity of Kenya Natural Resources Alliance to coordinate, build the capacity of and elevate the voices of community-based organizations focused on natural resource rights; and to petition the Kenyan parliament to enact a new mining bill that respects the land and mineral rights of indigenous communities.
Kisumu Medical Education Trust (K-MET)
Youth for Youth Program and Advocacy
To support the advocacy efforts of the Kisumu Brain Trust, a community of practice of adolescent girl-focused organizations in western Kenya, and to enable Kisumu Medical Education Trust to continue its Sisterhood for Change program.
Malindi Rights Forum (MRF)
Advocating for Land Rights and Accountability
To create community awareness about the natural resource rights guaranteed under Kenya’s new constitution, revive several stalled court cases against the salt mining companies and network with other organizations working on resource rights issues. This grant will also enable MRF to rehabilitate a large parcel of land that the community won in a previous legal action so that it can be used for sustainable livelihood activities. The organization’s long-term goal is to force the salt mining companies to rehabilitate and return illegally acquired land to the community.