"These seminars should be repeated, because there's stuff in our local authorities, which we do not understand. Now that we have learned more, we can ask our politicians the right questions when things go wrong"
Attendant at a workshop in western Kenya after participating in a seminar about the local government’s management of the public development funds.
Nearly half of all Kenyans are living below the poverty line. Kenya is also one of the most unequal countries in the world with the richest 10% controlling nearly 40% of the national income. More than half of the rural population lives in absolute poverty. The Kenyan society is marred by corruption from top to bottom. The leaders exclude women, poor and the youth from decision making processes.
Our programme, carried out in co-operation with ActionAid Kenya, works for improved accountability at all levels of the society. We work to empower women and the Youth and to help all marginalized people to speak up. The long term goal is to eradicate poverty.
We work to:
- Strengthen the rights-based demand for local accountability on grassroots level
- Influence institutions to respond to citizens demands along democratic values
- Intervene through advocacy and building strategic alliances for sustained policy reforms on a national level.
- Seminars about management of public development funds.
- Campaigns against corruption aimed at young people.
- Peace and dialogue meetings in conflict-affected areas, especially involving young people.
- Revenue-generating initiatives for youth groups in the slum.
- Seminars for rural women about their rights.
- Campaigns against circumcision (FGM) of girls.
Learn moreRead more about our work in KenyaDocuments
25 January 2011 Meet Lucas in Gaza, Suma in Nairobi, Kenya and Adam in the Kibera slums. Explore how they work - all examples of ActionAid Denmark's new personnel program in developing countries.
12 August 2010 Kenya has done it! Citizens have overwhelmingly voted in a new constitution. The new constitution heralds a new beginning for the country. It addresses political patronage, gender disparity, negative ethnicity and land grabbing; issues which have afflicted Kenya since independence.
17 September 2008 25 young Kenyans from 15 different communities are traveling the country to promote peace
05 September 2008 MS Kenya partner Yiaku People’s Association have been talking against Female Genitale Mutilation in several nationwide media over the past few weeks.
08 July 2008 MS Kenya partner MWADO mobilized members of the public to listen to the budget day speech delivered by the local Councilor
22 April 2008 Maasai girls became adults without undergoing Female Genital Mutilation
07 April 2008 Although politicians have signed a political agreement, disputes over land and resources on the local level have not been dealt with.
07 April 2008 Kenyans should stop pretending everything in the country is okay and should start learning again, Peace Consultant Dekha Ibrahim Abdi appeals.
07 April 2008 Although the government coalition has been formed Kenya still faces major challenges, stressed His Excellency Danish Ambassador to Kenya Bo Jensen.
14 March 2008 Om May 18th Danes will be going door to door to collect money for peace activities in Kenya
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