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Forum For Women in Development, Democracy and Justice

We are a Women’s Rights Organization in Ngong, Kenya. Our mission is to empower women to realize their rights through participation in solving problems affecting them.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Paralegals, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency

Forum for Women in Development, Democracy and Justice (FODDAJ) is a Women’s Rights Organization in with its main Ngong, Kenya. We strive to harness gender equality and women empowerment within formal and informal structures in Kenya.
FODDAJ applies context focused strategies in activism through collective advocacy as well as research and documentation of GBV trends in traditional communities. Our focus areas include;
Women’s Rights and against Violence Against Women, Strengthening Women’s voice, agency, leadership and participation in decision-making processes in public, private and civic sphere.
We enhance community to facility linkages for victims of violence to (Medical, Legal, Psycho-social, and Protection) services through our network of first-line GBV responders; We provide livelihood empowerment and life-skills through women spaces in our two learning centers.
We work with women, girls facing intersecting forms of vulnerabilities, especially those from marginalized communities – such as single women, women living with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities, women whose work is relegated to the margins and often invisibilized such as sex workers and women without identity documents who are facing more barriers in accessing safety nets and other public services in the community. This is due to multi-dimensional inequalities, discrimination and exclusion which they face, including, dependency on the informal economy; with little access to legal or health services; inadequate access to social services and mainstream economy.
FODDAJ works to demolish the very foundation of prejudice against women and their rights. Our philosophy is simple. We attack the underpinnings of violence against women by debunking and discrediting myths and countering of cultural systems that discriminate against women. Our concept is that; by chipping away at the underlying ignorance that fuels negative attitudes, we can ultimately win our fight for fairness and achieve full equality.

People Associated With This Organization

Nancy Sitima

Forum For Women in Development,...
Joined May 2022
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Gender-based violence, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law
I am the Executive Director of Forum for Women in Development Democracy and Justice (FODDAJ) located in Kajiado, Kenya. I am a women's rights activist and human rights defender with more than twelve years of effective strategic grassroots organizing against Violence against women, mobilizing for interventions and policy actions. I am a trained Strategic management and Gender Equality expert with vast experience in gender development, communications & management experience. Highly successful in designing and implementing creative media & grassroots campaigns in high pressure scenarios, utilizing strategic partnerships and securing endorsements for projects to address issues such as Sexual Gender Based Violence, Adolescent Girls and Young Women models for Impact, Girl Child Education, Livelihoods and Literacy skills for vulnerable girls in informal settlements.
Nancy Sitima is the network champion (main point of contact) for Forum For Women in Development, Democracy and Justice.

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