Kivulini Women’s Rights Association
Kivulini is a civil society organisation which works to improve women’s rights in Tanzania . Kivulini advocates for women’s and girl ’s rights in Tanzania by emphasising the prevention of Violence against women against women and girls.
The Kiswahili word Kivulini means “in the shade”. It implies a place of safety, under a tree or otherwise, where people meet for discussions and offer support to one another.
Kivulini was established in 1999 to create opportunities for community members to come together, talk, organise and work towards preventing domestic violence so that women and girls are able to enjoy their rights as stipulated in the Constitution of The United Republic of Tanzania, African Charter and various human rights conventions.
Kivulini’s vision is to see a community free from domestic violence where women’s rights are respected and valued. Kivulini’s mission seeks to achieve this vision by facilitating and enabling social, economical, and legal environment which guarantees women and girls the right to live in violence-free communities through self empowerment, advocacy and building an active social movement for change.
Kivulini is committed to facilitate an enabling social, economical, and legal environment which guarantees women and girls the right to live in violence-free communities through self empowerment, advocacy and building an active social movement for change.
To build momentum for the prevention of Violence Against Women and girls with emphasis on domestic violence against women and girls in the Lake Victoria Regions (Mwanza, Kagera, Mara and Shinyanga) and Singida by:
- Mobilizing communities to take action against Domestic violence
- Strengthening the capacities of local government and CSOs (including Kivulini)
- Advocating and influencing key local and national policies that empower and benefit women and girls.
- Community Mobilisation
The Specific objective of this Programme is to develop and strengthen the capacities of community members to understand the impact of domestic violence against women and girls and act locally towards its prevention in Ilemela and Nyamagana districts through awareness raising, media and community participation.
- Capacity Building
The specific objective of this program is to increase the institutional capacities of 9 CSOs (including Kivulini) to effectively implement prevention programs on violence against women and girls with emphasise on domestic violence in the Lake Region and Singida through various trainings.
- Policy Advocacy
The specific objective of this program is to advocate and lobby for better laws, polices and structural reforms to prevent Violence Against Women with special focus on domestic violence against women and abuses of girls through capacity building, media and campaigns in Ilemela and Nyamagana districts.