Founded by women lawyers who had common goals and a shared purpose to confront the low awareness of women’s real needs and rights in Kenya. It was registered in 1999 as the Centre for Rehabilitation and Education of Abused Women. It later changed the name to reflect its wider focus on women’s rights in society.
CREAW spearheads the One Million Family March to push for the enactment of the Domestic Violence Bill.
Participated in drafting of the original Sexual Offences Bill, now the Sexual Offences Act 2006
Spearheaded the drafting of the Affirmative Action Bill, now commonly referred to as “The Two-Thirds Gender Principle”.