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Coast Women In Development

I work for Coast Women In Development Official representative of CWID with close consultations with the Board of Directors oversee the implementation of the programs consultant and paralegal

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

CWID was established in 2005 under trust and later registered by the NGO board in 2010 grassroots women organization existing in improving the lives of women, and the entire community at the grassroots levels with identification and reinforcing women’s roles in education ,leadership developments and governance .

The organization serves as the secretariat to Pwani GBV network ,an effort of various organizations ,s addressing issues of gender and gender based violence at the coastal region of Kenya .CWID in addition is a member of civil society security network and Human Rights Defender in addition to being a network member of rapid response team .The organization hosts Pwani GBV network

CWID is guided by the following key objective pillars

  • To promote access to justice for the survivors of GBV&SGBV through legal aid services to women and girls.
  • To consolidate the gains for women in the Constitution and secure effective implementation of all gender responsive laws.
  • To build a body of knowledge on women’s political leadership and good governance at the grassroots – local, and national level.
  • To strengthen the capacity and visibility of the organization to secure sustainability in gender equality
  • To proactively influence institutional structures to recognize, comply and be responsive to women’s rights at the grassroots, local, national levels.CWID has been working in the field of human rights, gender based violence ,women socio-economic empowerment ,social justice for the past 12 years with the goal of challenging systematic exploitation of local communities and entrenched social inequities through organized social actions
  • CWID won The African Leadership Award 2016 Presented to CWID in Mauritius on 7th Dec 2016


People Associated With This Organization

Betty Sharon

Coast Women In Development
Joined August 2017
Interests: Peace-building & Transitional Justice
Names – Betty Sharon Ochogo
Gender – Female
My Summary of Qualifications and values:

Among other competencies, I have over 10 years of advocacy experience in Human Rights Towards Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence Prevention with local and international NGOs in addition networks. Currently, I currently work at Coast Women In Development as the executive director, the organization serves as the focal point of Pwani Gender Based Violence Network as well as GBV Prevention Horn of Africa Network, l am the coordinator for both networks.

My cumulative hybrid experience with various networks in advocacy for a society free from gender based violence , women empowerment , citizen participation and good governance ,has seen me extensively undertake activities that made the organization be an awarded the African NGO`s Leaders Award 2016, Asasi Ya Jamii Award 2009-2010 and Best Gender Equality Practicing Organization Award 2013. In 2012 I advocated for the upgrading of mlaleo h

Marilyne Laini

Coast Women In Development (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Corruption, Criminal Justice
I live in Mombasa Kenya, 10 years ago I became a victim of violence, was attacked and suffered trauma for along time, then a friend introduced me to a peer group from there i refused to be a victim and found a mission to turn my experience into a tool that will empower and enlighten other victims to get help they need so far we have managed to help a lot of women who had no voice to speak for themselves, we have managed to educate and empower especially in the coastal part of kenya..We dealt with the population starting up businesses, going back to school initiatives, getting justice to those women who are battered, frustrated and disempowered by the systems, we have enabled them put food on the table, provide for their children education something that the Kenyan government has always shied away from
Betty Sharon is the network champion (main point of contact) for Coast Women In Development.

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