Kiota Women’s Health and Development (KIWOHEDE) is a non- government organization with focus to promote reproductive health, children’s rights, development and advocacy. The organization was founded in 1998 by health and social worker activists and got her registration in 1999. Since her inception KIWOHEDE engaged in rights promotion, social economical and development approaches as the organizing principle of her project to serve women, children, youth and the community. KIWOHEDEs project thematically focus is to fight child sexual abuse, violence and exploitations, teen pregnancy, early marriages and school dropouts among girls across the country.
Based in Buguruni, one of the low-income areas in Dar es Salaam, KIWOHEDE is further committed to working with poor communities in Tanzania to promote, children, youth, women’s dignity and rights. KIWOHEDEs geographical working coverage area includes Dar es Salaam, Lindi, Dodoma, Kahama, Kishetu, Meatu, Bariadi, Mbeya(Kyela), Ruvuma, Rukwa, Mwanza and Shinyanga.
KIWOHEDE exists to contribute to the elimination of all forms of abuse, sexual violence, and exploitation through policy and community engagement, reproductive health and institutionalization of strategies to prevent, rescue , rehabilitate and integration mechanisms for vulnerable and affected children, youth and women .The mission and programming areas of KIWOHEDE is further realized through the desired impact in protecting children and in particular girls from all source of abuse, violence and exploitation at the national, and community levels. Engage Local authorities and the public in supporting the organization to curb injustice to children and women.
KIWOHEDE envisions a society where children, youth and women are free from all forms of abuse, sexual violence and exploitation
We are committed to these values which guide our actions and behaviors; Our Values, basic and fundamental shall remain the guiding light in our dealings internally and externally. These will be the uncompromising foundations upon which we build our Mission.