Forum for Women in Development, Democracy and Justice (FODDAJ) is a Women’s Rights Organization in with its main Ngong, Kenya. We strive to harness gender equality and women empowerment within formal and informal structures in Kenya.
FODDAJ applies context focused strategies in activism through collective advocacy as well as research and documentation of GBV trends in traditional communities. Our focus areas include;
Women’s Rights and against Violence Against Women, Strengthening Women’s voice, agency, leadership and participation in decision-making processes in public, private and civic sphere.
We enhance community to facility linkages for victims of violence to (Medical, Legal, Psycho-social, and Protection) services through our network of first-line GBV responders; We provide livelihood empowerment and life-skills through women spaces in our two learning centers.
We work with women, girls facing intersecting forms of vulnerabilities, especially those from marginalized communities – such as single women, women living with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities, women whose work is relegated to the margins and often invisibilized such as sex workers and women without identity documents who are facing more barriers in accessing safety nets and other public services in the community. This is due to multi-dimensional inequalities, discrimination and exclusion which they face, including, dependency on the informal economy; with little access to legal or health services; inadequate access to social services and mainstream economy.
FODDAJ works to demolish the very foundation of prejudice against women and their rights. Our philosophy is simple. We attack the underpinnings of violence against women by debunking and discrediting myths and countering of cultural systems that discriminate against women. Our concept is that; by chipping away at the underlying ignorance that fuels negative attitudes, we can ultimately win our fight for fairness and achieve full equality.