COVAW is a non-profit making national women human rights organization registered in Kenya under the NGO Coordination Act. COVAW was established in 1995 as a result of a workshop organized by WILDAF (Women in Law and development in Africa) that sought to strengthen the networking capacities of women organizations in Kenya. They are committed to breaking the cycle of violence against women and believe that society should be free from all forms of violence.
Over the years, COVAW has invested in empowering women and girls to claim their rights; enabling equitable access to services, resources and opportunities; facilitating greater access to justice for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV); and supporting change agents opposed to and committed to eradication of all forms of VAWG.
Strategic Focus Areas:
- Access to Comprehensive SGBV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Services
- Women’s Economic Empowerment
- Women’s Leadership Development
- Access to Justice
- Institutional development