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Isiolo Gender Watch (IGW) is Non-Governmental organisation established and operating in Isiolo County through participation in key networking activities. The main reason that led to the formation of IGW was the missing voice of women, youth and persons with disability in the issues affecting the communities within the County. The challenge causing this scenario was mainly cultural.


IGW was established in the year 2015 and is a member of the Isiolo CSO consortium. The organisation has initiated small scale advocacy activities targeting the decision makers attending public functions. It has been looking for opportunities to speak about its programmes. Isiolo Gender Watch (IGW) in itself is working with over five women groups that are a result of its activities.

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Current Organization Programmes
Health Advocacy and Development Program
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This program supports and promotes the right of patients in the health care arena. It helps build capacity and enhances health policy initiatives focused on available, safe and quality health care. Health advocacy encompasses direct services to the individual or family as well as activities that promotes health and access to health care in communities and the larger public.

Peace and Conflict Resolution Program
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This program aims at promoting the role of gender in facilitating peaceful coexistence between the diverse ethnic communities living in Isiolo County. It further focuses on promoting conflict resolution amongst warring communities.

Governance & Development Program
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This program aims at enhancing active participation while ensuring there is gender balance in governance, development and decision making as well as sufficient representation of gender in leadership positions.

Gender and Culture
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This program aims at eradicating retrogressive cultural practices that violate child and human rights such as F.G.M, early childhood marriages, education discrimination against the girl or boy child and gender - based violence (GBV).


We are an organisation formed in 2013 with the aim of bringing forth the voice of a woman in decision making.

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