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Kivulini Women's Right Org

Kivulini Women's Right Org

Mwanza, Tanzania

Kivulini is a registered non-governmental organisation based in Mwanza, Tanzania.

It was founded in 1999 by six Tanzanian women could not sit back and simply watch the rampant violence against women and girls taking place in their communities.

In Swahili, Kivulini means “in the shade”; Kivulini implies a place of safety, perhaps under a tree, where people meet for discussions and offer support to one another.

For more than ten years, Kivulini has been mobilising entire communities to break free of domestic violence and to respect and value the rights of women and girls.  We believe that violence against women does not just happen, but is entrenched in societal norms and practices, therefore we strive to tackle the root causes of violence. In collaboration with a wide network of partners, we work to facilitate an enabling social and legal environment for women and girls and to create opportunities for communities to organise towards preventing violence so that women and girls are able to live life fully.