Women Are Strong

Helping women realise their strength by giving them a voice in the community.

Women Are Creative

Without women, the world wouldn’t be where it is today. Great ideas can come from women.

Women Are Supportive

There is a woman somewhere who has your back. We help women learn to support each other.

Women Are Beautiful

We believe every woman has her own unique beauty, both in and out. We help women have hope.


The best protection any woman can have is courage.

ANASOMA WRITING CONTEST

Do you want to become an award winning writer?

Are you a poet, comic or creative writer willing to inspire, promote and share a positive message of empowerment for women and girls in Kenya? Would you like to join us in shaping the future of women and girls through the creation of content for women’s empowerment? We are looking for content creators who can creatively capture the essence and vibrant spirit of women and girl’s empowerment.

About AMKA – Space for Women’s Creativity

AMKA Space for women’s creativity (AMKA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization registered in Nairobi Kenya under the Non-governmental Organizations Coordination Act. AMKA is a Kiswahili word for ‘arise’. It was formed in 1997 by three Kenyan Women who were concerned about the historical injustices suffered by women, youth and People Living with Disabilities particularly lack of their voices and experiences in social, political and economic spheres both at the local and national level.

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Our Formation


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.

Do you have the passion for empowering women?