Primary Outcome:  Increased Awareness, Reporting and Effective Action against SGBV by 30 % for WEE in Tharaka Nithi County

Pauline Wangari Kamau is a researcher, on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) project at Kenyatta University Women Economic Empowerment Hub – Theme 3:  “Violence, Crisis and Women’s Work”- “Impact of Programmes and Initiatives Addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence as a Constraint to Women’s Economic Empowerment”. Pauline is a PhD holder in Gender and Development Studies from Kenyatta University and M.A – Diplomacy and International Studies and PGD in Gender and Development Studies from University of Nairobi, and BED from Kenyatta University. She has worked with a number of local and international NGOs and INGOs, in Kenya and Africa; lecturing part-time at Kenyatta University and University of Nairobi in Gender and development studies.  She has contributed to research work in various sectors namely: Lead researcher in (i) Gender Mapping in Potato and Common Bean Value Chain for SNV/Kenya, (ii) HIVOs- Sexual harassment in the informal Sector in Kenya (iii) KTDA- Rapid Baseline and Gender Assessment in the Kenyan Tea Sector. The findings of these researches have influenced gender based programming in various sectors. In 2016 she was a researcher in “Context Matters: Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the Contextual Factors Which affect the Success of Women Enterprises in Kenya and Ghana”, funded by funded by Association of African Universities. Pauline is passionate about women and children’s rights. She has been a Board member (Chair and Treasurer) of Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) – Kenya. She has written a number of journals on women economic empowerment and SGBV.