The Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization whose main objective is the enhancement and protection of women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, advice, representation and advocacy. FIDA-Kenya has over the years carved a niche for itself as a fearless defender of women’s right at the international, national and local level.
Promoting state accountability and response to labor rights violations
FIDA-Kenya is undertaking a program to promote state accountability and response to labor rights violations in the horticulture sector. The project design was informed by available statistics on women workers in the horticulture sector in Kenya, which showed that they are a marginalized portion despite their numerical strength; a situation which is reinforced by existing laws and policies, as well as social-cultural factors. This state of affairs has led to gross gender-based inequity and inequalities. Therefore, this project seeks to lobby duty bearers and stakeholders (both at the county and national level) for better implementation of the existing laws in Kenya and build their capacities on how to monitor the same.