Coast Women In Development

INVESTING IN WOMEN YOUTH AND CHILDREN

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About us

Coast Women In Development CWID is a registered and independent, nonprofit making grassroots women organization that exist to improve the lives of women and children at the grassroots levels. It was established in the year 2005 to identify and reinforce women’s role in Education Leadership, Developments and Governance, the organization is registered by NGO board. CWID in addition, serves as the secretariat to the Pwani Gender Based Violence Network, which is a group effort of the various organizations addressing issues of gender in general and gender based violence in particular at the Coastal Region of Kenya in collaboration with GBV Prevention Network Horn of Africa.

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Our Objectives

    • Lobbying and Advocacy
    • GBV awareness, Prevention and Coordination
    • Governance
    • Women Socio-economic and leadership empowerment
    • Maternal Child Health-Reproductive Health
    • HIV/AIDs Prevention and awareness
    • Human rights towards Gender Equality
    • Social Justice
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Vision and Mission

Vision:Improved lives of of the vulnerable Women living at the grassroots level.

 

Mission: To identify and reinforce Women's role in Education, Leadership and Development

 

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Education Support

Coast Women In Development supports schools in Kisauni Sub County by providing psychosocial support, Motivational talks, Career guidance and materials as well such as, books, desks, stationeries. Our achievements is measured when a good number of children are able to benefit from the program and be able to perfom better in their studies and become better persons in the society. When a Child's perfomance is improving and they are able to perfom better in the National exams and represent our community at the National level... ''that is a success achieved''.As an Organisation we ensure that we invest in Children for a better Future.

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Information Education and Communication (IEC)

We ensure dissemination of information to the Community and the public in general, by doing these awareness creation and sensitization of the Community is guaranteed. Coast Women In Development (CWID) conducts Community Outreach activities on a monthly basis and provide the community with the right Information, Education and Communication on Gender Based Violence prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and Health services. CWID also engages in Media Campaigns through posters, banners, stickers and social media.

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Our Work

Coast Women In Development is a local Non-Governmental Organization Conducting its operation in Coast Region. CWID contributes to Protection of Human Rights through Lobbying and Advocacy, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Women and Youth Empowernment. We are Currently present in 6 Counties at the Coast region which includes, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tanariver, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Lamu.
Coast Women In Development is playing a role on reducing Sexual Gender Based Violence and Gender Based Violence in Kenya and Horn of Africa through Networks with referrals from Community Health Workers, Volunteers and Village Opinion Leaders.
CWID Promotes Healthy Community by disseminating Information, Education, Communication Campaigns and Trainings

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Health

CWID deals with health issues in the Coast especially Lobbying and Advocacy for increased funding from the County Governments into the health sector.

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Gender

CWID implements programs on Sexual Gender Based Violence & GBV.We Create Awareness and sensitization for ending Violence Against Women.

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Governance

CWID lobby for active  participation of women in leadership key position and in decision making organs and Governement positions.. 

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Education

CWID advocates and supports improved girl-child education especially at the grassroots level in Coastal region through morals and material support.

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Empowernment & Livelihood

Our Organization conducts youth friendly services and youth empowerment to improve the livelihoods of young mothers, women and youth.

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Peace and Security

Our Organization works towards maintaining peace at the Coast region through conflict prevention and mediation.

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Human Rights

CWID is concerned in promotion, protection and respect of all internationally recognized Human Rights aspects in Kenyan Society.

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Environment

Our Organization works towards conservation of the environment in respect to Climate change and natural resources that affect human and economic activity.

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Health State for Women In Kenya

There are concerns over rising reports of deteriorating standards of reproductive health care in government hospitals, clinics and health centers as well as in private hospitals and institutions. The state of health care centers at the Coast is wanting and the region is in dire need of proper health care facilities, workers and service providers.

Numerous cases of reproductive health rights violations by both public and private hospitals and medical facilities have been reported. They include still-born births, kidnapping of new-born babies, unnecessary medical procedures being performed on women, poor quality medical advice, poor treatment of women with reproductive and/or maternity complications, complicity of doctors and medical staff in cases of medical negligence and detaining women after delivery for non-payment of delivery fees, among others.

 

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