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
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.
The following are our latest activities
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
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