SWT has established itself as a champion of indigenous women’s and girls’ human rights, a facilitator of women’s and girls’ voices being heard, and a supporter of victims and survivors of retrogressive cultural practices such as girl beading, female genital mutilation, child marriages, and public humiliation of perceived impetuous women and girls.
Samburu Women for Education and Environment Development Community Based Organization (SWEEDO) was founded in 2006 as a CBO for the advancement of women and girls’ rights. In 2009, it rebranded into the Samburu Women Trust (SWT) to cover Isiolo, Samburu, Laikipia, and Marsabit counties.
WHAT MAKES US WHO WE ARE
We are an indigenous women-led organisation that champions the rights of women and girls among indigenous communities through strengthening and supporting their capacity and agency to influence policies, decision making processes, and address harmful cultural practices while promoting positive culture.
We envision a society that upholds human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the well-being and dignity of women and girls among indigenous communities.
The abolition of harmful traditional practices that oppress women and girls, amplifying their voices and improving their well-being.
We believe in promoting rights, educating, recognizing and uplifting pastoralists’ women and girls through collective voices.
Meet The Team
WHERE WE WORK
More than 10 years of advocacy experience have taught us we can accomplish more for a better world when we bring together people and organizations across borders, sectors and political aisles.
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STAND WITH US
Our mission demands that we do everything in our power to create a world where indigenous women and girls rights are respected. Join the cause and become a member of The Samburu Women Trust today. In addition to helping us protect human rights you'll receive great benefits like our award-winning publications.
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