The Women’s Voice and Leadership-WVL Program aims to contribute to gender equality and the increased enjoyment of human rights by women and girls in Kenya. The project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is being delivered in Kenya by CARE Canada, CARE Kenya, CRAWN Trust, Uraia Trust, the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) and the Urgent Action Fund (UAF- Africa). CRAWN Trust is leading in the networking and alliance building pillar. The goal of the program is to support the capacity and activities of local and national women’s organizations and movements seeking to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women’s and girls’ rights, and achieve gender equality with the ultimate outcome being the “increased enjoyment of human rights by women and girls and the realization t of gender equality in Kenya”.
Under the auspices of the WVL Program’s networking and alliance building pillar, women’s rights advocates and activists among them; FEMNET, OXFAM, AMWIK, Badili Africa, Young Women Leaders Connect, UoN WEE Hub, Feminist for Peace Rights and Justice Center, Africa Council for Accreditation and Accountability-AfCAA, Coast Association for Persons Living with Disabilites, in collaboration with CRAWN Trust and CARE Kenya, have come together in partnership to host the Annual Women Rights Convention 2021 which will bring together women leaders from civil society, women in leadership within the legislatures at both national and county levels, women leaders in business and the corporate sector and teaching sector among others for a national discussion on the state of women’s rights in Kenya.