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Our Mission is to make gender equality a reality through women and girls social and economic empowerment while advocating for harmful cultures abandonment in Kenya.
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our history

Centre for Indigineous Child Rights (CICR) is a Community Based Organization (CBO), registered with ministry of gender and social development in West Pokot County. CICR is a non – profit making organization in nature, non – political, non – denominational / religious, development oriented, equal participation, gender sensitive and observance to human rights, democracy and governance as well as advocating for climate change initiatives. CICR was registered as a CBO in the year 2019 to widen its area of coverage and activities to benefit larger Pokot community and its people. It has been working mostly with women and youth groups, opinion and religious leaders, elected and appointed leaders, orphans, widows to ensure that they get the required services provided by both government and non-governmental organizations according to new Kenyan Constitution 2010 in order to achieve vision 2030 through advocating for their rights. CICR is a community initiative with a sole aim of supporting Kenyan Government to achieve gender equality and women empowerment through fighting for the abandonment of FGM/C, CEFM and SGBV and we also engage local communities on development programmes and supporting the local

communities and County government to achieve their development goals through addressing the development gaps at grass root level with pragmatic community partnership. Centre for Indigenous Child Rights (CICR) enjoys an excellent record of accomplishment of innovative and effective work with grassroot citizens/ local communities, the County Government and development partners in improving the quality, effectiveness and delivery of services and practices through application of research, lobby and advocacy, capacity buildings /training, awareness creation and adapted interventions. In order to achieve our strategic objectives, we engage awareness creation at all levels on issues of child early and forced marriage (CEFM), Female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C), sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) among other forms of gender Issues, based violence women and girlchild empowerment, peace building and conflict transformation, capacity building, guiding and counselling, rights advocacy

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our goal

The goal of CICR is to contribute in improving the living standard of the vulnerable communities of Kenya through community mobilization, capacity building, advocacy & strengthening of institutions at the grass root level.

Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment aims at promotion women to take lead role in democratic norms and culture in the operational area. Two types of activities are undertaken in this theme: one aim at building capacities of women and communities and their groups to engage effectively with government and other stakeholders for getting their constitutional and legal social, economic and political rights, the other aims at working directly with state institutions for creating an environment that can guarantee the rights of women citizens. It also focuses on enhancing women income generation skills through capacity building and micro credit. Under this program following sub activities are also conducted:  Formation of local women groups and their capacity building.

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Menstrual Health and Hygiene

Under this theme CICR focuses on the following interventions: 

Carry out intensive menstrual health and hygiene education among school going girls and young women in the remote 

Provide reusable sanitary towels to the most vulnerable girls and young women

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Child Protection

Under this theme, CICR focuses on holistic development of children its protection and rights, following interventions are planned over the time: Child rights education and protection awareness at different levels and different stakeholders

Development of safe learning places for children at schools, hospitals, and community centers. Children confidence building programs, walks, sessions, campaigns, and trainings. 

Development of children groups and developing leadership skills in them.

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End FGM/C and SGBV

Under this theme CICR aim to carry out the following 

Carry out more and intense sensitization and advocacy to abandon these harmful cultures among the pokot community 

Establish a resource centre and safe house to host victims and those at high risk of this harmful cultures 

Carry out annual Alternative Right of Passage (ARP) to replace FGM/C

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

This thematic area entails following important features for development: Establishment of community health centers at remote areas where people don’t have access to the health facilities

Develop awareness campaigns for reproductive health; life skills-based education and sexual rights

Develop immunization programs for venereal diseases and epidemics. Organizing events for public health along with government. 

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latest causes

The following are our latest activities

Poverty and Dependency Eradication
pode project

Through support of Signpost International we are currently implementing PoDE project in Nakwijit area in West Pokot targeting rural uneducated women. We are piloting with 30 women forming 3 groups of 10 women each. The groups are being trained on three activities: Poultry value chain, honey processing and kitchen garden.

The women groups are also trained on governance, enterprise and financial management

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16 days of activism and 

During the 16 days of activism, we will be holding ARP targeting 200 grils, 30 elders, 50 young men and 30 women. We will also conduct 2-day roadshow to campaign to end FGM in West Pokot targeting Poko