Brief History

Background

The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) – Kenya is the premier women’s rights organization in Kenya and has in 30 years offered direct legal aid services to over 300,000 women and positively impacted in structural, institutional, and legal reforms within Kenya to ensure gender sensitivity and responsiveness.

Established in 1985 during the 3rd UN Conference on women held in Nairobi, FIDA Kenya which is a membership organization of over 1,000 women lawyers and law student is committed to the creation of a society that is free from all forms of discrimination against women in Kenya.

As a result of the commendable work in advocating for women’s rights at the community, national, regional and international level, the organization has attained recognition as a critical partner for community, government, civil society, development partners and UN agencies in ensuring structural, institutional and legislative reforms.