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Kuria Women Empowerment League

We are a Community Based Organization (CBO) with operations in the four sub-counties of the Kuria region in Migori County, focused on capacity building of the vulnerable girl child and women through structured engagements on economic empowerment activities, educational mentorship and advocacy programmes that are meant to ensure the girl-child and women in the region are empowered socio-economically and free from any form of discrimination and rights abuse.

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Why Join Us

We are taking a whole new approach from the conventional practices in addressing the challenges that the Kuria Woman faces. The tailored mentorship programs, socio-economic empowement and unique advocacy approach are well curated to address the challenges while upholding positive cultural practices.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS (VAWG)

We are focused on ensuring there is zero violence against women and girls where they live school or work.

ECONOMIC & SOCIO-CULTURAL DISCRIMINATION

KWEL is committed to eliminate any form of economic or socio-cultural discrimination against women and girls.

PROMOTING PARTICIPATION

KWEL seeks to promote effective participation of women and girls in economic activities, leadership, governance and promoting gender equality.

SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS (SRHR)

KWEL seeks to ensure that all women and girls have access to universal Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.

TAILORED Support

As a women led CBO, we have the primary grasp of issues affecting women and our support programs are tailored to meet these specific needs and sensitivity to positive cultural traditions.

CURATED PROGRAMMES

Our programmes are curated to address social, economic as well as environmental challenges affecting the Kuria woman such as degradation causing water shortage. 

OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM

RHODA ROBI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rhoda is an ardent believer in the cause of women empowerment. She holds a Master's Degree in Gender and Developement from the University of Nairobi, the graduating class of 2016.

She currently serves as the Executive Director of Kuria Women Empowerment League, a Community Based Organization she co-founded with other like-minded Kuria women leaders.


She also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Kuria Professionals Association, an Association that brings together all Professionals from the Kuria community.

Her guiding principle on women empowerment issues is to have women that are socioeconomically empowered, free from any form of discrimination, emotional, psychological or rights abuse.

RAHAB ROBI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rahab is a native Kuria lady who sprung from humble beginnings of being a tailor and a primary school teacher to an avid community development leader. 

She has expertise in human rights, girl child rights, democratic governance, peace, human resource management and inclusive socio-economic development. She holds a BA in Criminology and an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy. 

She has served in various capacities as the Regional Coordinator Nyanza and Western Region in the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission, Pioneer Migori County Assembly Legislator and she is currently serving as a Director with Public Procurement Regulatory Authority. 

Rahab is a co-founder and Executive Director of Kuria Women Empowerment League.


EUNICE OWINO

DIRECTOR OUTREACH PROGRAMMES 

Eunice Owino is a holder of Masters of Arts Sociology majoring in Community Development and Rural Sociology from University of Nairobi. Currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Development studies. She is the co-founder and CEO of  Centre for Women Empowerment in Technology (CWE-TECH). Her organization endeavors to close the gender gap in technology and build a more equal world through provision and access to technological tools that will generate a positive chain reaction with extensive outcomes on women and girls socio-economic programs. Prior to this, she was a pioneer County Chief Officer in the devolved government system in Kenya in the sectors of Education, Youth, Energy and Natural Resources from 2014 to 2019. She is  a judge advisor for Technovation Girls. Technovation Girls equips young women (ages 10-18) to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems. Eunice is an East Africa Acumen Fellow for 2018 Cohort and also the 2019/2020 World Pulse Ambassador to Kenya on Women and Girl-child issues.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The Kuria Woman has come a long way, she needs to be empowered and fully participate in nation building.

MRS.MARY GIKURI Ex Commissioner Public Service Commission

We are encouraging our women to pursue education and other empowerment activities.

Prof.CHACHA NYAIGOTI Chaiperson Commision for University Education

Gender mainstreaming and empowement of women from marginalized areas is welcome.

PS.NELSON MARWA Principal Secretary Ministry of Labour and Social Protection