Women’s Empowerment Link – WEL is a nonprofit, non-partisan, non-governmental women’s right organization that is committed to empowering women and girls to realize their full potential, worth, and strength politically, socially and economically through advocating for opportunities that explore their potential.
WEL was conceived in 2007 and registered as a not for profit non-governmental organization in 2008. The idea of WEL was inspired by experiences of the Founding Directors, Mrs Grace Mbugua Justus Munyithia and Christine Muyoka. Grace had been rescuing and offering psychosocial support for women and girls survivors of gender based violence (GBV). Experience showed that whereas GBV survivors require comprehensive support like economic empowerment, HIV/AIDs management and leadership skills for sustainability, most organizations only offered psychosocial and legal support. Therefore WEL was set up to fill this gap.
WEL prides in contributing to the national and local agenda of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment on social, political and economic spheres.