Strengthening Grassroots Women's Organizations

by Fahamu, Networks for Social Justice


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


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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



Organization Information

Fahamu, Networks for Social Justice

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
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Fahamu, Networks for Social Justice
Project Leader:
Firoze Manji
Director, Fahamu – Networks for Social Justice
Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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