The Association of Media Women in Kenya is a leading media organization in Kenya that is dedicated towards strengthening media and ensuring gender responsiveness in the society. Over the years AMWIK has acted as a reference point for many journalists in Kenya and abroad on issues affecting women and children and their portrayal in the media and in society. Although AMWIK’s activities are mainly in Kenya, it has partnership with regional organizations in Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Nepal and Norway. AMWIK chooses likeminded organizations who share the same values of hard work, fairness and accountability among others.
AMWIK has also been part of the STREAM (Sharing technologies and resources for engaged and active media) to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and is also part of a regional project in Africa ‘Stop FGM/C’ that aims to build a cultural and social environment allowing and facilitating the choice for communities and individuals to abandon FGM/C. The regional campaign for the abandonment of FGM/C in Sub Saharan Africa and Egypt is coordinated by the Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS), and funded by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs through UNICEF’s programme “working towards a global movement for the abandonment of female genital mutilation and cutting in a generation.”
AMWIK also works in collaboration with media houses and like-minded organizations who share the same values of hard work, fairness and accountability among others.