About us

Our work is premised on the foundation that everyone deserves a dignified life, and that this is attainable. We thus dedicate resources and capabilities to protect, promote and actualize women’s and girls’ rights and freedoms as a basis of addressing prevailing systemic gendered inequalities, oppression, exploitation and discrimination.


We continuously nurture and enhance an enabling and dynamic environment full of respect for personal, professional and institutional growth and development.

Solidarity & Partnerships

We embrace diversity, work together as a team, and commit to be our sisters’/ brothers’ keeper. We firmly stand with and by our constituents on addressing inequality.

Passion & Courage

We love, respect and care for ourselves and others; we boldly support our constituents attain their full potential, dignity and social justice.


We uphold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty and uprightness, and pledge to do the right things even when no one is watching.


We are devoted to creativity and learning as a foundation for change; we continually search for new ideas, venture out of our comfort zones and don’t shy from taking bold actions when needed.


We are committed to the highest level of professional rigour, authenticity as well as perpetual improvement of self and service standards.

Founded in 1999, the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness is a national feminist women’s
right Non-Governmental Organization. Although CREAW’s work has expanded over the years, the focus has consistently set women’s rights at the centre of everything we do.

CREAW uses bold, innovative and holistic interventions for the realization of women’s rights. Our programs have over the years focused on challenging practices that undermine equity, equality and constitutionalism, promoting women’s participation in decision making and deepening the ideology and philosophy of women’s empowerment.

Vision: A just society where women and girls enjoy full rights and live in dignity.
Mission: To champion, expand and actualise women’s and girls’ rights and social justice.

We also support movement building to advance the agenda for social transformation, besides preventing, mitigating and responding to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

The organisation derives its mandate from international, regional and local human rights principles and protocols that recognize the role of multiple stakeholders as catalysts in the advancement of women’s rights. The mandate also draws from our own social consciousness which obligates us to continuously champion, expand and actualize women human rights.

CREAW works with both men and women who are committed to women and girls’ wellbeing, besides partnering with complementary actors and institutions. For instance, we are part of the membership of the National Gender Based Violence (GBV) working group coordinated by the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) and the National Women’s Steering Committee. CREAW is also a co-convener of the Kenya Chapter of Africa Unite, which is the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s campaign vehicle against GBV. CREAW is a member of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) and the SDG Group as well.