Govan Law Centre has held productive talks with leading women’s rights organisations in Kenya as part of their attendance at COP26 in Glasgow.
Our team of solicitors and caseworkers – leading on our Women’s and Children’s project in Glasgow, Govanhill Law Centre, and our national Education Law Unit – met with Violet Muthiga, CEO of Sauti Ya wanawake Pwani (Women’s voices gross roots movement); Lillian Kangethe of the Community Advocacy Awareness Trust and co-ordinator of the National Women’s Steering Committee in Kenya; and Eunice Oyule of the Emerging Leaders’ Foundation and Alumni Network co-ordinator in Kenya.
We discussed the challenges facing women’s rights organisations in Kenya and how we can share our mutual skills and experience here in Scotland and in Kenya. The failure to apply the rule of law; the lack of access to justice for women and children; gender-based violence and abuse; and the need for young girls to continue their school education.
GLC will explore how we can support and work with Kenyan women’s rights organisations with respect to law reform, campaigns and lobbying skills, strategic litigation and exchange programmes for staff here in Scotland and Kenya.