"Msichana" Swahili word for girl, born on the principle that every life is precious; every girl deserves a fair start at life to realize her full potential from birth to adulthood.
Msichana Empowerment Kuria, a girls and Women-led and centered non-profit community-based organization in Kenya, founded in 2013 to address Ending Female Genital Mutilation by tackling its root causes, Consequences/impacts and empower all girls and women.
A vital aspect of this goal has been to create girl-focused interventions to tackle root causes sustained by Economic, Social & Cultural barriers and consequences as a result of FGM; Child Marriage, Child Pregnancies, Menstrual Health Rights, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Poverty, Human Rights concerns and Gender Inequality. Continue reading...
A glimpse of our ongoing projects:
1.NAWEZA (Girl-led skills , safe space and mentorship program)
2.MWISEKE; respectful name for a girl in kuria ( Expanding SRHR for adolescents and young women in kuria)
3.Project DAWN (MWAMKO)
4.Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Program
5.COVID-19 Response and Recovery
6.Safe shelter for girls from FGM, Child Marriage, and Sexual abuse
7.After School Program
8.Menstrual Care for girls
We've been of great impact to the society around us in regard to girl's education, gender equality, Ending FGM, etc ...