Improving access to natural resources for indigenous communitiesMinority Rights Group AfricaCall for proposalclosing date: 01/10/17ClosedCall for proposalclosing date: 31/12/17OpenCall for proposalclosing date: 15/09/17ClosedCall for proposalclosing date: 15/10/16ClosedCall for proposalclosing date: 31/01/17ClosedCall for proposalclosing date: 12/09/17Closed
Key Support Priorities
Voice calls for a fresh approach that is citizen-centred towards addressing disparities and inequalities in Kenya.
A summary of the contextual analysis revealed thought-provoking insights on the following five marginalised and discriminated groups -which are the overall global target groups for Voice.
Most Persons with Disabilities (PWD) live in rural areas that are characterised by high poverty. This is as a result of a lack of mobility in accessing education in urban areas that have more economic opportunities. Despite having provisions in the Constitution, government ministries and entities are unwilling to provide this opportunity to PWD, Youth and women as required. Exploitation, abuse and violence against women in Kenya continues to be a challenge, we have incidences of human trafficking for the purposes of forced labour and prostitution; exploitive working environment in vulnerable industries such as gold mining in Nyanza and Western Provinces, and in large agricultural farms. Children, youth and the elderly are discriminated and often face diverse vulnerabilities that predisposes them to inequalities. They lack a voice to advocate for oneself due to personal status and environment as well as systemic and structural issues. LGBTI persons have been rejected by their families and continue to be criminalised by the society.
The context analysis showed specific needs for interventions in Kenya. For all the target groups Voice Kenya has therefore defined Focus Areas. Further Voice Kenya has specified the types of interventions possible within the Influencing Grants. To have a look at the full overview, please go here.
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