Marginalized communities face systemic barriers in their access to essential resources that are key to their survival. As such, national and local government policies on agriculture, environment and trade have a direct impact on food security and communities’ livelihoods. Village Vocations Program aims at empowering these communities in order to help them increase their participation in their own governance and improve access to key resources and services. This is an integrated advocacy project that cuts across food security, nutrition and economic empowerment through village entrepreneur empowerment schemes.
At VVP, we work to secure the rights of women through provision of platforms for their voices to be heard and the promotion of cooperation and understanding between them and other stakeholders as well as civil society organizations and government agencies. Our activities are focused on advocacy, training, human rights as well as outreach.
Responding to the deep-seated disempowerment of women (in Kenya) on the one hand and the opportunities presented by the new constitutional framework on the other, we advocate for the principles of total inclusion in every sector of our society, including in education and access to basic factors of production like land, water and other important life support resources. Further, we advocate for more political participation of women in order to give them a voice to be heard, appreciated and respected.