Beads & Food Distribution To Indigenous Women In Isiolo North

Bead work is a social enterprise among the indigenous communities which is a sustainable alternative livelihood to generate income for their families. Beading is the tribal art and talent among Maasai and Samburu communities, who have been famed for their adornment for centuries. Bead work is often an affordable way to add color, value and…

Millions Face Hunger As Drought Hits Northern Kenya

SWT, in collaboration with AJWS, launched its Humanitarian Drought Response Aid for Isiolo North this month to meet the immediate needs of indigenous people and assist communities in becoming more resilient to severe climate impacts. It is critical to address the immediate needs of millions of people living in Kenya’s northern regions, which are classified…

My Daughters, The Source Of My Pride

At her mother’s homestead in Lengwenyi village, Isiolo County, Shangaiyo Lolpuranai keeps a hawk eye on herdaughters as they play in the compound. They are all below 15 years in age but that does not minimize the threats of them being married off by her estranged husband. Shangaiyo escaped from an abusive marriage and was…

Kenya Drought Response Cash Transfer Program

Archers Post, Samburu County, is prone to conflict and insecurity, which is frequently caused by persistent drought, which leads to resource-based conflicts (boundary conflicts) as livestock seek pasture and water. This creates a climate of fear and insecurity, which makes it easier for indigenous women to be victims of SGBV. SWT has encouraged members of…

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS WOMEN PREPARATORY FORUM

This year’s Indigenous women national preparatory forum will take place in the beautiful Baringo County Government. The Preparatory Forum is shaped by indigenous women clusters. The National Indigenous Preparatory Forum is a learning place dedicated to enhancing women’s abilities. It provides skills and knowledge to the women cluster representatives in order for them to effectively advocate…

INDIGENOUS WOMEN NETWORKS & PARAN ALLIANCE MEMBERS

Indigenous women’s social movements are deliberate and well-organized, with the goal of bringing about desired change, giving indigenous women a voice, or bringing people together for a common cause to affect meaningful change. It is therefore our responsibility to support efforts to increase indigenous women’s participation and inclusion at all levels of decision-making. This can…

MEMORANDUM OF HISTORICAL LAND INJUSTICES

Residents of Oldonyiro ward in Isiolo County, through the Samburu Women Trust, filed a memorandum to the National Land Commission’s Isiolo office today detailing historical land abuses in their area. This is less than a month before the 21st of September 2021 deadline for submitting complaints to the National Land Commission. The main goal of…