Strengthening Grassroots Women's Organizations

$870 $12,330
Raised Remaining


Thirty grassroots women's organizations in Kenya will be made stronger at promoting human rights by participating in training through innovative distance-learning methods.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Grassroots women’s organizations are rarely able to release staff to undertake substantive training, despite the great need. Yet their ability to be effective in promoting and defending their rights and to manage effective organizations is critical for ensuring a culture of respect for rights. This project will enable such organizations to participate in courses such as human rights, leadership and fundraising, while continuing to work in their organizations.

How will this project solve this problem?

Organizations are supplied with specially designed interactive CD-ROMs and are mentored through their training via e-mail. Training includes exercises, assignments and project work. Participants receive certificates from the University of Oxford.

Potential Long Term Impact

The growth in Kenya of a culture of respect for human rights; accountable governments; a flourishing civil society and human rights sector of well-trained and resourced organizations.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Firoze Manji

Director, Fahamu – Networks for Social Justice
Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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