BUILDING A GRASSROOTS WOMEN MOVEMENT IN KENYA
Founded in 1995 after the fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing, China, GROOTS Kenya began as a response to the lack of visibility of grassroots women in development processes and decision-making forums that affect them and their communities.
The organization has remained committed to the bottom-up and human rights based approach to development working closely with communities and the administrative authorities to directly influence development processes at the county, national, regional and international levels.
GROOTS Kenya’s vision is an equitable and empowered society in which women are effectively engaged in development.
THEORY OF CHANGE
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years of empowering grassroots women
Empowered women-led groups in Kenya
Counties where we have direct presence
LATEST NEWS AND STORIES
In my community, several women have also adopted new farming technologies and have increased production levels. GROOTS Kenya has also fostered peace among us because people from different tribes now interact with one another and we see each other as sisters, and more women are now in leadership which means that men are beginning to appreciate the role of women in leadership.read more
GROOTS Kenya champions from Kiambu, Kakamega, Laikipia and Mathare celebrated this year’s World Environment Day with a series of activities designed to promote a cleaner, safer environment for their communities. Starting them off on Wednesday, 31st May 2017, Laikipia...read more
GROOTS Kenya recognized my leadership potential, and invested in building my capacity through various trainings….Within six months, I was able to articulate key issues and priorities in the mining sector including the mining laws…. Government officials now consult me on mining related matters and I am often invited to county government meetings to speak on the same. I hope to mentor and empower more women in the sector.
Mary Alwanyi- grassroots woman leader from Kakamega, widow and mother
WOMEN STORIES ARE A MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE
After two decades of empowering grassroots women, our experience makes clear that when you empower a girl or a woman, she becomes a catalyst for positive change whose success benefits everyone around her. In their own words, you will hear about their journey from extreme poverty and hardship to one of improved livelihoods, hope and promise.