Rural Women Peace Link is a grassroots, women-led organization that mobilizes, influences and promotes the participation of local women in peace building, governance and development. Our work is anchored on this five pillars;
Project funded by Global Fund for Women sought to address the challenges of sexual violence (early pregnancies, early marriage, and forced marriage) through mentorship. Under our Girl Education Support and Mentorship pillar, it focused on young girls both in school and out of school.
Project supported by Ford Foundation was implemented by Rural Women Peace Link (RWPL) in three Counties; Bungoma (Mt. Elgon Sub County), West Pokot (North Pokot Sub County), and Nandi County (Mossop Sub County).
RWPL’s core business is to contribute to the holistic development of women in conflict prone areas for peace, development and their effective contribution to their communities. In all its efforts, RWPL is working to stimulate capacities of communities within North Rift Valley and part of western Kenya to claim their rights from the state and other duty bearers towards improvement of their social and economic welfare including peace and security through brokering of knowledge. It is based on the belief that for the state to provide services effectively especially those aimed at addressing other forms of social inequality, the citizenry must have the capacity to demand these rights and to hold the state accountable.
The WPS Media competition will recognize journalists and other media practitioners who have: through their reports, helped to raise awareness of UNSCR 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security agenda, and the importance of women in building and sustaining peace in Kenya.