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Monitoring, Evaluation and ReviewCREAW has received the Civil Society of the Year Award (CSOYA) for its Outstanding Monitoring, Evaluation and Review Practices, on 8th August 2008.
Access to Justice Programme
Since inception, CREAW has handled over 16,000 cases for and on behalf of the poor and marginalised women of Kenya in pursuit of legal justice. The said cases entail numerous actions emanating from various violations of women's human rights including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) including defilements, women's property rights, probate and administration (succession and inheritance), matrimonial (custody, maintenance, division of property, separation and divorce), early marriages and female genital mutilation.
CREAW also undertakes strategic impact litigation and at the moment has several cases pending in court among them, sexual harassment in the work place; citizenship rights; property rights among others.
CREAW also offers support services to survivors of SGBV including individual and group therapy support.
Advocacy for Legal and Policy Reform
CREAW, as a member of the Juvenile Justice Network, was amongst organisations that drafted the original Sexual Offences Bill that was presented to the Attorney General, Hon. Amos Wako. Upon the bill being taken over by the Nominated Member of Parliament, Hon. Njoki Ndung'u, as a private members bill, CREAW served as member of the Technical Task Force that completed the final bill that was tabled in Parliament for debate. Thereafter, CREAW hosted the Civil Society Task Force that lobbied and advocated for the bill to be passed into law. Under the said task force, the civil society was able to meet various stakeholders, among them political parties, party leaders, KEWOPA, parliamentary sub-committees. After the bill was passed as an Act of Parliament, CREAW and partners simplified the Act, translated it into Kiswahili and produced 10,000 copies for dissemination. CREAW hopes to equip each pupil (primary and secondary) with a copy of the simplified version.
CREAW has also drafted an Affirmative Action Bill that seeks to entrench the principle of Affirmative Action into our current constitution. If passed into Law, the same would be a strategic intervention on the structural and legal barriers and thus enable women and other marginalised groups access their rights to effective and meaningful participation in decision making positions in the country.
In the run for 2007 general elections, CREAW worked with 25 women candidates for civic positions, out of which five were elected and twonominated. We also worked with eight women parlianmentary aspirants and one woman presidential candidate.
CREAW with other partners also engendered the Political Parties Bill that was subsequently passed into an Act of Parliament and which became operational in July 2008.
CREAW is currently working on several policy and legislative reforms including the New Constitution, and the Great Lakes PACT and Protocols on Peace, Stability and Development especially with regard to the protocol on the Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence Against Women and Children.