At MIFUMI we believe that violence against women is a result of historically unequal power relations between men and women that are reflected in existing gender relationships in society. We realise these unequal displays of power often place women in a position of societal disadvantage. This is why our main priority is to empower women and place them at a greater position in society while also ensuring their protection.
Challenging Harmful Norms and Practices
Effective Policy and Practices
In the last two decades since MIFUMI embarked on its social activism, MIFUMI has influenced effected key changes in policy and practice on women’s right to be free from violence. MIFUMI works with communities using democratic and participatory processes to achieve women-friendly policies, as well as being bold in the use of the Constitution and international human rights law on women’s rights as legal and advocacy tools, to tackle social injustice affecting women in rural communities and marginalized people, and to strengthen health, police and judiciaries. Below is a description of the history of legislation and policy affecting women and an outline of the ways in which MIFUMI influenced policy and practice. Read more