indigenous Women of Africa
Check some of our latest activities and workshops among the indigenous women of africa from various places.We also have webinars from time to time to discuss our progress on various projects
International Wome Day,Turkana county
Indigenous Women From Turkana working together to create visibility for local women in the county. The outcome of the meeting was declaration to advance their advocacy work.
Indigenous Women Workshop,Namanga,
Indigenous Women workshop took place at Namanga,Tanzania.Indigenous women were trained on coping mechanisms amid and post covid-19 pandemic
Indigenous Women Workshop Narok County(Kilgoris).The women were trained on matters such as human rights,land rights,leadership,biodiversity and environment
Sensitization of women on covid-19,the negative impact of deforestation and the building of energy saving ovens to combat climate change.
West Region Cameroon
Installation ceremony of first Mbororo woman in the post of 1st deputy mayor in the foumbot council. West region Cameroon.
The Indigenous women from Samburu county celebrating the International Women’s Day.
Burkina Faso-West Africa
Aiwo Organized a workshop for the Indigenous women at Dori Burkina faso.They were able to meet women groups with an initvatie of ensurring that they leave no one behind.
International Women’s Day celebration 2021.The indigenous women from Samburu,Kenya are singing their traditional song to mark the women’s day celebrations.
Indigenous Women Workshops
On 30th-31st July 2020 Aiwo held trainings in Narok(Kilgoris) and to educate women on human rights,land rights,leadership,biodiversity and environment.The women were also privileged to be educated on agricultural matters by the Agricultural officer.For empowerment,the women were also trained about NARIGP project(World bank loan)
Education is the key to empowerment. It is only when one is informed and mobilized that change can take place, which is why conducting meetings, trainings and workshops for indigenous and minority groups in East Africa is a vital component of AIWO’s mandate. Indigenous populations in East Africa frequently live in isolated areas and lack the infrastructure to access information easily; therefore we have made it our mission to disseminate relevant information to indigenous communities in our area of operation. Through these sessions, indigenous peoples are able not only to learn more about topics such as environmental conservation, human rights and HIV/AIDS, but they are also able to make connections with other community members and organizations, to network and work together to find solutions to the challenges they face.
International Women’s Day as awareness for current issues affecting women
AIWO organizes annual International Women’s Day events in Kenya. Each year on March 8, AIWO endeavors to celebrate this day in a different area of Kenya in order to bring information and awareness to different communities on that day.
Women’s Rights and Conflict Resolution
Resource Mobilization Workshop
HIV/AIDS Training for Women
With the support of MADRE, AIWO has been conducting HIV/AIDS training workshops with pastoralist women since 2004 to date. Trainings have already taken place with women from Samburu, Marsabit, Isiolo and Kajiado in Kenya. These trainings are done to assess the level of HIV/AIDS awareness in indigenous communities, to work with women to spread awareness, and to find strategies to fight HIV in their communities. During the trainings, women share their experiences of how certain traditional practices such as FGM and polygamy can further the spread of HIV, and how to opt out of these practices if they so choose. The women attend lectures by HIV/AIDS specialists, learn about the symptoms of HIV/AIDS and how it spreads, and work in groups to come up with recommendations for further action. Educating women about HIV/AIDS can help empower them to take action against this health crisis.
Human Rights Training for Women
Along with our sister organization MADRE, AIWO has helped conduct human rights trainings for women in Kenya. Since 2005 to date trainings have taken place in Archer’s Post, Samburu; Logologo, Marsabit; and Namayiana and Oloshooibor, Kajiado. Many pastoralist women live in cultures that traditionally do not respect the human rights of women. They do not have the right to own property or to make decisions independently of their husbands, and are unaware of their rights to bodily integrity and self-determination. These trainings were conducted in order to create awareness on human rights and to give women and children a voice. They focused on education about international instruments such as the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).