Lamu Women Alliance (LAWA) is a legally women-led registered Kenyan not-for-profit organization that was formed to empower women on their rights to actively participate in advocating, protecting and utilizing natural resources and environment in a sustainable responsible manner to secure their livelihood.
Since 2016 the organization has worked under the umbrella of Save Lamu organization as a Save Lamu women movement to engage community and stakeholders especially women in decision making, promote sustainable and responsible development and preserve the environmental, social and cultural integrity of Lamu County.
The movement has been registered this year (2021) as Lamu Women Alliance (LAWA) after working for many years under Save Lamu and realizing the gaps and challenges in working with Save Lamu in that we were not able to focus on other women issues affecting Lamu women such as Gender based Violence, women economic empowerment among others. The other concern was that Save Lamu is a men-led organization and decision is made by men. These are the reasons for us to form the Lamu Women Alliance which is also a consortium of 11 locally women organizations in Lamu.