What We Do
Ideology & Perspectives
The Leap Programme
Through this programme, Haki Mashinani creates awareness about widows’ rights, children rights, labour rights especially sexual harassment at the work place, property rights, succession and inheritance and pressing emerging legal, social and economic issues affecting societies.
It is achieved by;
a) Conducting legal aid and legal outreach activities usually in form of workshops and seminars. While conducting these activities, we get to collaborate with local entities such as community-based organizations and various NGOs which specialize in diverse areas in order to bring a rich experience to our participants.
The Feed Programme
In order to achieve vision 2030’s economic empowerment goal as well as SDG goals: No 1. No Poverty; No. 5 Gender Equality; and No. 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, we appreciate the importance of empowering communities at the grass roots.
Towards that end, we team up with local vocational centres, community based organizations, chamas and partner NGOs such the RONA Foundation to build capacity to groups at the local level.
This we achieve by identifying established social groups popularly known as chamas, made up of women or the youth regardless of whether formally registered or not. We identify a common skill set members of the group possess and are interested in further training or capitalizing on. Based on the outcome, we partner with vocational
The Score Programme
e appreciate the hardship that comes with being a widow, the need to access vital legal, economic, health and psycho-social support services which are not to easily available.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2014, an estimated 894,853 women are widowed. The majority live in the rural areas or slum settlements in towns.
SEXUAL GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
aki Mashinani is focused on eradicating gender inequality by combating sexual harassment and gender based violence both at the community level and the work place.
From our experience in the flower farms and at the local outlets we appreciate that most casual labourers comprise of women. As such they are vulnerable to being sexually harassed at the work place, workers’ quarters and in the community.
n a new age, girls in both primary and secondary school are becoming more sexually active as they discover their sexuality and as they brace being young adults. Because of this young girl between the ages of 11 and 18 need care and advice as they form a crucial vulnerable group.
Due to their young age and against the backdrop of poverty most girls in the rural areas as well as in the slum settlement are vulnerable to being sexually exploited. This leads to early teenage pregnancies and eventually to child mums.