On behalf of everyone at Samburu Women Trust, I’d like to send our best wishes for a peaceful and productive new year to all of our supporters everywhere.
Looking back over the last year, during which SWT celebrated its tenth anniversary, it’s clear that 2022 has been another busy and successful year.
Our achievements this year have included:
- Supported 375 women with cash transfer who were survivors of GBV during the severe drought in Northern Kenya under humanitarian response and as well as Gender protection for women to access support and meet medical and legal aids.
- Partnership with media house, national and county government and CSOs to do public campaigns on the ongoing emergency response for the worse affected communities and increase conversation on GBV and how to support survivors.
- On the FGM campaigns we have more than 100 girls, 3 reformed cutters and 5 traditional birth attendant (TBA), administrators who have not allowed their girls to undergo the cut and being community changer makers, local women who are paralegals and women champion leading in change community perceptive on FGM campaigns.
- indigenous women taking leadership in community land committees, conservancy and county committee as well as breaking the barriers in community conversation in lands matters which is man dominance discussion
- strengthening Indigenous Women leadership and advocacy skills during election and seeing more than 5 more elected and nominated at the county, national and national appointment position
- Building strong indigenous women council across Kenya and beyond to influence policy: increase Voice and promote women and girls inclusion in decision making process
Our programme of work in the coming year is, as ever, set to be even busier and, although we can’t go into details for security reasons, you can be sure our core campaigns – Research and Advocacy, Women Land, governance and climate change , Women economic empowerment , Indigenous peoples well being, Humanitarian Response , Indigenous People Grant Facility – Africa , Indigenous women grant facility – will have their hands full.
And as effective as SWT continues to be, our followers and supporters remain a major part of our successes – every coin you donate, every Tweet you send and every Facebook post you share all help to further and spread word of our vital work on the front lines of the core issues that we tackle.
If there’s a simple, top-line message to take away from this, it’s the reminder that small groups of people fired by passion and in possession of the facts can make a world of difference.