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The Centre for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD)

CDTDThe Centre for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD) is a resource centre for information, training and advice for domestic workers in Kenya. It was established in 2001 with the mandate of equipping unskilled women and prospective domestic workers from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds with transitional skills for survival and employment. CDTD offers courses in labour relations and rights, life skills, entrepreneurship education, housekeeping, laundry, childcare, food production and service, literacy and continuing education, and HIV/AIDS education. The organisation currently has six domestic workers’ training centres and shelters in Nairobi, and plans to open more soon. Besides education and training, CDTD provides other services including industrial attachment, guidance and counselling, and job placement and follow up. The organisation is affiliated with the Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Education, Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers, a trade union that represents various categories of workers including domestic workers.

Contact Details:
Edith Murogo, Director
Address: Nairobi West, P.O. Box 16141 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 608085; +254 722 722871
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Website: http://www.cdtd.org

CRADLE

TheCradleThe CRADLE – The Children Foundation, is a Kenyan non-governmental organisation committed to the protection, promotion and enhancement of the rights of the child through court representation, advocacy and law reform. The objectives of The CRADLE are:

  • To enhance access to justice for children;
  • To ground child rights in development and with communities;
  • To enhance a child-friendly legislative and policy framework;
  • To work towards the eradication of violence and exploitation of children;
  • To contribute to the general development of human rights in the country.

CRADLE’s work involves legal aid and representation to ensure that children access justice, advocacy on legislative and policy matters, including public interest cases, creating awareness on child rights and building capacities of stakeholders and communities, research and documentation, and networking and advocacy. CRADLE took up human trafficking as an issue in 2005, and currently the organisation has a counter-trafficking in persons project. Under this project, CRADLE has so far done the following: an assessment of trafficking in Kenya, training of government officials and other stakeholders on trafficking, development of training manuals and other materials on human trafficking and played a role in developing the Anti-Trafficking law.

Contact Details:
Address: Swiss Cottages (Apartment no. 1), 
Ring Road Kileleshwa off Riverside drive
P.O BOX 10101-00100 G.P.O, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 2 3874575; Fax: +254 2 2710156
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Website: http://www.thecradle.or.ke

 

 

 

 

FIDA Kenya

FIDA-logoFIDA Kenya is a registered non-government organisation committed to creating a society that is free of all forms of injustices and discrimination against women. FIDA realises that women play an active and significant part in the development of our society, and form the majority of Kenya’s population and yet they face major obstacles that prevent them from full enjoyment of their rights and privileges. FIDA Kenya’s membership is composed of women lawyers and women Law students.

The following are FIDA Kenya’s objectives:

1) To improve the legal status of women in Kenya;

2) To increase access to justice by women in Kenya; and

3) To enhance public awareness on women's rights issues.

It meets these objectives by: offering quality legal services to women, undertaking transformative public interest litigation, increasing women’s awareness of their legal rights, researching and reporting on women’s rights violations and lobbying for the introduction and implementation of better laws and policies.

FIDA Kenya hosts the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Network, which is made up of civil society organisations, government departments and some donor agencies that sit in as observers. The network seeks to devise ways of eliminating trafficking in persons and especially trafficking in women and children.

Contact Details
Address: P.O. Box 46324-00100 Nairobi, KENYA
Telephone: +254 20 2604044
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Website: http://www.fidakenya.org

 

Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI)

GPIGirls’ Power Initiative (GPI) is a Nigerian NGO that is non-religious and non-sectarian. GPI has obtained UN ECOSOC Status and in 2007 was conferred with an International Award for Excellence.


GPI seeks to empower girls, especially those between the ages of 10-18 years, and to promote their sexual reproductive health, rights and responsibilities, through educational programmes, counselling, referral services and social action. GPI is co-ordinated from two regional centres in Southern Nigeria: Benin-city in Edo State and in Cross River State. The national secretariat/headquarters of GPI is housed in the South East Center, Calabar. GPI has also expanded its activities to Akwa Ibom and Delta States. GPI is active in a number of local and national coalitions on human trafficking and works closely with other NGOs on this issue. The main focus of GPI’s work on trafficking has been prevention, through the empowerment and education of young women and girls, about the differences between migration and trafficking. GPI has undertaken research to document what makes girls most susceptible to trafficking and has published two books based on their findings. GPI have developed programs and campaign messages to support girls to say NO to human trafficking. This has included reviewing Junior Secondary School curriculums to include modules on sexuality education, migration and trafficking and lobbying for better sexuality education in schools. This has consequently created a high level of awareness among young urban women about trafficking. GPI also offers support and skills trainings for women who have returned from trafficking situations.

 

Contact Details
Contact Person: Grace Osakue, Co-ordinator
GPI Edo StateAddress: 67 New Road, Off Amadasun St, Ugbighoko, P.O. Box 7400, Benin City, Nigeria
Tel: +234-8073042499
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Website: http://www.gpinigeria.org

 

 

 

 

Strategic Thematic Direction

During 2011-13, through our Power in Migration and Work thematic programme, we engaged more directly with the migrant rights and labour rights movements. During 2014-2016 our work will build on the work of previous years; we will continue to push for a human rights based approach in anti-trafficking policies and practices.  We will also deepen our engagement with the issue of migration and labour.

The three thematic strategic issues outlined below are continuations of our work during 2011-13.

ACCOUNTABILITY Increasing the accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of anti-trafficking responses, towards the persons whose human rights they purport to protect.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE Broadening spaces for trafficked persons and migrant workers to practice their human rights by improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination that impact women’s ability to exercise their human rights as they relate to trafficking.

POWER IN MIGRATION AND WORK Centring an analysis of women’s power in their labour and migration to better assess migration and labour policies’ impact on women, and to work towards labour and migration processes that reflect migrants’ needs, aspirations and capabilities.