Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Diverse Tenure Systems
Equal land rights for women
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Transparent and accessible information
Effective actions against land grabbing
GROOTS Kenya's mission is to facilitate grassroots women effective engagement in development through movement building, leadership and advocacy.
GROOTS Kenya's objectives are to shift the role of grassroots women in poor rural areas and urban informal settlements from vulnerable, victimised recipients of charity to empowered, effective leaders in community development work through promoting women engagement in the mining value chain and in advocating for transparent governance of the extraction industry, accelerating rural women's access to markets and securing and safeguarding public land in Kenya.
GROOTS is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya. GROOTS Kenya has invested in nearly 2,500 women-led groups across 14 counties out of the 47 where we have direct presence. Founded in 1995 after the fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing, China, GROOTS Kenya began as a response to the lack of visibility of grassroots women in development processes and decision-making forums that affect them and their communities.