Crawn Trust

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Social-Economic Empowerment

The objective of the socio-economic empowerment strategy is to equip women, girls and other marginalised groups with information, skills and capacity to harness opportunities for the attainment of socio-economic rights and economic emancipation

CRAWN TRUST is driven by the shared belief that the economic rights of women are indivisible, and this underpins women’s participation in public and political life. Issues of gender equality in political participation and leadership cannot be considered in isolation, as women aspiring to participate in political and public life continue to face barriers related to the attainment of social, cultural and economic rights.

The goal of this thematic area is to enhance the realization of women’s social economic rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and to enhance women’s participation in socio-economic development that is sustainable, equitable and inclusive.

The Social Economic Empowerment pillar, we seek to:

  • Increase available economic opportunities by developing the individual and group enterprise skills, enhancing program beneficiaries’ access to competitive domestic and international markets; advocate for friendly trade policies and technologies, monitoring and influencing the macroeconomic and microeconomic environment and encouraging uptake of AGPRO opportunities at both national and county level.
  • Reduce marginalized individuals and groups’ vulnerability to social injustice which includes addressing their exposure and the incidence of socio-economic injustices such as gender-based violence (GBV), negative cultural practices (FGM) and HIV/AIDS. This is done through awareness raising and sensitization of communities against gender-based violence, harmful cultural practices such as early marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM).

This intervention is part of CRAWN Trust’s larger initiative which aims to create alliances and partnerships and bring organizations, the national and county governments, communities and people together to work toward eliminating barriers to socio-economic advancement of women and catalyse equitable and sustainable development in Kenya.