KARE has implemented this programme over the last seven years. Yet the challenges children and women face in accessing justice in social, political and economic spheres remain significant. As a result, KARE will implement this programme over the next five years in selected counties.
This programme seeks to promote democracy and good governance through strengthening the capacities of state, non-state actors as well as the target communities to actively engage in governance processes. The programme focuses on advocacy and lobby for legislative and policy reforms, information and education of communities, promotion of human rights, tracking accountability of duty bearers to particular commitments and public education and awareness creation.
KARE seeks to improve social wellbeing and livelihoods of communities within its project areas. This includes health promotion, supporting livelihood activities, supporting education and skills development.
This programme will pursue and contribute to the national objectives of reproductive health rights, namely: 1) enhancing the legal and policy environment for reproductive health and rights; 2) raising awareness and promoting dialogue with key stakeholders on reproductive health, and rights; 3) strengthening reproductive health and rights research and documentation; 4) building the capacity of sexual and reproductive health rights advocates to lead advocacy efforts; 5) creating an enabling environment for women to access justice for violations of their sexual and reproductive health rights. In addition to maternal reproductive health and rights (RHR), this programme will target adolescent’s reproductive health rights. It will also reach children with comprehensive age-appropriate sex education. Together with covering reproductive health and rights for mothers and adolescents, as well as education for children, this programme will also cover female genital mutilation (FGM),HIV/AIDS, SGBV and safe abortions and general healthy living among communities that we serve.