In the last three years a lot has changed socially and politically in Kenya. The progressive and gender responsive provisions contained in the Constitution of Kenya (2010) have resulted in the historic and impressive improvement in numbers of women in both elective and appointive positions after the 2013 elections. A lot of work remains to be done to improve the lot of women in Kenya. Even with the rising numbers of women in Parliament, county assemblies and other decision making organs, the impact is far from satisfactory.
The formation of AMKA was inspired by the realization that there was lack of institutional structures to encourage women’s and girl’s involvement and participation in all spheres of life, be it, social-economic, socio-political among others. In this respect, therefore, AMKA’s main objective is to give a voice to women by engaging in activities that give space for women and girls’ voices to be heard.. AMKA operates in the informal settlements in Nairobi and the rural areas of Kenya where the vulnerable and marginalized people in the society are found.