• The initiative by Echo Network Africa works with grassroots women in peace-building
Echo Network Africa on Tuesday held an event at their Nairobi offices to launch Tuvuke Initiative and advocate peace in Laikipia county.
The initiative aims to amplify women’s voices in peace-building processes and implement programs on peace, conflict interventions, and women participation in electoral processes since 2011.
It's an initiative that seeks to work with grassroots women networks/ groups to create a broad-based women's grassroots movement engaged in peace-building activities in informal settlements.
The community-based approach will heavily rely on women becoming community-based peace actors/ambassadors to facilitate early warning conflict reporting within the informal settlements.
Echo Network Africa launched humanitarian support for women and families in Laikipia in collaboration with the Gender ministry, African Women Leaders Network and Common Women Agenda.
Guests included Gender CAS Beatrice Elachi, UN Women country director Anna Mutavati and Kenya Diaspora Alliance chair Dr Shem Ochuidho.