This programme seeks to increase the number of women in governance and leadership positions through a wide range of strategies that include public sensitisation, engagement with political parties, media advocacy and working with women aspirants. Our continuous contribution to processes and movements that have secured gains for women in the Constitution have inevitably led to more women occupying decision making spaces at all levels of governance.
In 2013 CREAW successfully supported over 40 women with technical skills and visibility platforms to enable them launch and manage competitive campaigns during the electoral period .CREAW’s support contributed to over 20 women ascending to various elected and nominated positions.
Hon. Alice Nganga, MP Thika Town Capacity Training by CREAW helped strengthen my campaign and gained me highest votes in the County. My vision is to ensure my community benefits from access to water and devolved resources such as the Uwezo Fund.
Hon. Alice Wahome, MP Kandara CREAWs support through visibility materials contributed to me being the 1st ever elected Woman in this area. My Vision is to fight poverty by investing in Education for children.
Hon. Florence Kajuju, Women Rep Meru County I thank CREAW for the training and visibility materials which helped my campaign. I am pushing for the ban on Miraa to be lifted as it is a key economic activity for Meru people. I also urge more women to get into leadership and decision making.
Hon, Mishi Juma, Women Rep Mombasa County I am grateful to CREAW for training me on public speaking and strategic management. My vision is to initiate Women empowerment programmes to uplift lives.
Hon, Rachael Shebesh, Women Rep Nairobi County I am grateful to CREAW for visibility materials that contributed to me winning over 100,000 votes during nominations. I am championing economic empowerment for youth and women, education for disabled children, quality healthcare for women and mentorship for young fathers.
Hon, Priscilla Nyokabi, Women Rep Nyeri County I thank CREAW for its support and words of encouragement by other Women leaders such as Matha Karua. My vision is to ensure that my community has access to water, and to help more women participate in decision making spaces.
Hon, Jane Ngugi, MCA Gilgil I am grateful to CREAW for its support during my campaign which was in a very male dominated area. My vision is to support more women to enter leadership positions and to ensure community members access clean water as a basic necessity.
Hon, Mary Otara, Women Rep Kisii County I am grateful to CREAW for its support during my campaign which was in a very male dominated area. CREAW helped me with visibility materials and training of my agents. My vision is to have more women meaningfully participating in decision spaces.
Hon, Sabina Chege, Women Rep Muranga County My journey was rough, selecting a political party was difficult and being accepted by the community as a woman leader was even harder. CREAW’s support contributed to me overcoming these challenges and I am now focused in tackling alcoholism amongst the youth which is a major problem in my County.