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Support to select Community Based Organizations and Male champions

FIDA-Kenya supports 45 CBOs across the country. These has been accorded to the organizations for the last 4 years. The support ranges from capacity building including trainings, networking and linkages, technical support including litigation services.

FIDA-Kenya rides on the strong community presence of the CBOs. They also act as FIDAs ambassadors on the ground. Through the project implemented by TYSA in Turkana west 8 young people 4 female and 3 males have secured jobs as field officers and program coordinators. Moreover, Majority of the community members from Tana River are now aware of their rights, when and where to report in case one has violated their rights. This is through the sensitization and outreach that the organization has done to the youth, women and groups in Tana River County Kisumu Town Network have also established a Social Justice Centre at Kiboswa-Kisumu and held a successful legal clinic on March, 11th 2021. And also Collaborated with other partners whom they we can refer certain cases; CSO Network, GBVRC, KNCHR, KEFEADO, KELIN Kenya, Children Office, and Gender officer, Kondele Police station for appropriate action. Safaricom Foundation Partnership with Baringo Gender Technical Working Group which CIPAF CBO is a convener   has yielded good results after Safaricom foundation visited  and promised to build a Safe House for victims of Gender based and a recovery Centre in Baringo.

Working in networks builds opportunities for people to strengthen their capacity on preventing and responding to GBV. It also magnifies the little resources that the many CBOs have to be able to respond and act much faster

Through constant monitoring, FIDA-Kenya continues to offer technical support to  CBOs  and male champions to offer legal aid assistance and to carry out advocacy for emerging issues within the Counties. This engagement has enhanced access to justice for rural communities and strategically positioned CBOs to collaborate with decision makers in the development of policy, programs and service delivery

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