Rainbow Women of Kenya (RWOK)

Rainbow Women of Kenya is a Lesbian, Bisexual, Intersex and queer women (LBIQ) community based organization (CBO). It was established in July 2012 to promote, access and equally exercise a fully comprehensive health rights package and fulfil the rights of LBT women, including sexual and legal rights free of discrimination  on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, health -status, socio-economic status or any other form of status; and realisation of their involvement in today’s society.

Mission: To recognise, protect and fulfil women’s sexual health rights and legal rights at all times, freedom to explore their sexuality freely in a society that celebrates all forms of diversities irrespective of sexual and gender status

Vision: Advocating on Zero tolerance on discrimination and all forms of violations towards lesbians, bisexual and transgender women in Kenya.

RWOK's focus areas include

  • Sexual reproductive health (SRH)
  • Legal rights
  • social responsibility as an advocacy strategy
  • Research and documentation
  • Empowerment Initiatives or Income generating activities

Our focus areas are guided by the following objectives

  • Engage and focus in advocacy work, research and documentation
  • To strengthen the recognition of Sexual rights which are encompassed in the broader human rights aspect
  • To Accord the members opportunity to fully participate in the  movement building  through opinions, leadership, governance and decision making level
  • To create partnerships with other like-minded organizations/Individuals groups/donors through Networking
  • Promotion of women’s professional development and empowerment through different Capacity building and skills
  • Creation of safe space, social activities through community Voluntary services by bringing the community together through different forums, trainings, workshops, conferences and social events.