AWC achieves its objectives by working closely with media managers and editors, civil society organisations, media institutions, and professional networks based in Kenya, Africa and elsewhere. We enhance the links between the public and the media, and influence media policy and practice through our work with the Media Council of Kenya and the Kenya Correspondents Association. We are also the coordinators of the Kenya Editors' Guild and a member of the African Editors' Forum.
AWC is a partner in the Gender and Media Initiative in Africa (GEM), which aims to document and train journalists and women leaders in Africa to articulate issues affecting Africa from a woman's point of view. We generate synergy and strengthen the media capacity through our collaboration with the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK), Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA), Uganda Media Women's Association (UMWA) and the Eastern Africa Media Women's Assocaiton (EAMWA). Our main partner in Southern Africa is Gender Links; an NGO based in Johannesburg which specialises in gender, governance and the media.
AWC has developed strong links with media training institutions such as the School of Journalism at the University of Nairobi. Within Kenya, we maintain good working relationships with local media houses, especially the Nation Media Group and the Standard Media Group.
We have long-term working relationships with international organisations such as UNIFEM and UNDP. At national level, we work with numerous CBOs and NGOs.
AWC is also a member of the G10 coalition, a network of Kenyan Civil Society organisations
We believe women are at the heart of Kenya's transformation. This election is going to present the highest number of highly capable women vying for elective positions. We've profiled some of the aspirants in our 3 publications, access the highlights via the links below:
The latest edition of the Reject Newspaper is out. The Reject is a bi-monthly online newspaper by the Media Diversity Centre, a project of AWCFS.
Strength of a Woman - Women, Land & Property
With this special issue on land and property rights, the Strength of a Woman, a product of the African Woman and Child Feature Service is again bringing you the untold stories of women, marginalised groups, challenges with the COK2010 and land policy and the need to connect the dots on issues with land using practical experience.