About Us

Who We Are

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The Institute for Faith and Gender Empowerment (IFAGE) is registered in Kenya as a non-governmental organization (NGO) working on gender justice and equality in sub-Saharan Africa through advocacy and empowerment programs targeting women and girls, religious and faith groups, community leadership, and youth organizations. 


IFAGE identity and strategy is to harness the potential of faith groups and religious communities in sub-Saharan Africa in order to address and transform harmful social gender norms that are the root causes of sexual and gender-based violence, injustices, and inequalities deeply entrenched in the socio-cultural, religious, political, and economic institutions that continue to oppress, disempower, and endanger the lives of many women and girls in the society, based on gender.

Our Mission Statement

Our Aim is to advocate for gender justice and equality in the sub-Saharan Africa, by addressing and transforming harmful social gender norms rooted in cultural and religious practices, causing violence against women and girls based on gender.


We seek to empower and to transform local communities through integrated gender justice and equality programs—by targeting women leaders, religious groups, and community youth organizations regarding gender justice and equality from a faith perspective.

Envisioned Future

IFAGE envisions a society where men and women are equal and free from sexual and gender-based violence.

Core Values

  • Equality:  We believe in equal worth and dignity for men and women in the society. We proclaim justice as a key element for fairness, peace, and reconciliation.


  • Inclusivity:  We uphold dignity of all human beings regardless of gender, race, and color. We value each other’s contributions and hold the conviction that only from diverse backgrounds and divergent points of view can we find the best solutions.


  • Dismantling Patriarchy:  Our aim is to dismantle patriarchy. We believe that patriarchy is an abuse of power, taking from females their dignity, freedom, and leadership.


  • Integrity:  We recognize that how we do our work and how we collaborate with others is just as important as what we are seeking to accomplish.


  • Teamwork:  We are invested in the success of others, we treat each other with respect and kindness, and we will work diligently to lift each other up.

  

  • Accountability:  We believe in transparency and accountability in all activities we do.

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