Regional Deaf Women Initiatives network

Regional Deaf Women Initiatives Network


Founded in 2003 by three Deaf women, Regional Deaf Women Initiatives Network (RDWIN) is a community-based Deaf Women’s Organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya. Deaf women and girls are marginalised and have limited access to information due to their disability and semi literacy. RDWIN has been at the forefront in advocating for the rights of Deaf women and girls since its inception. The group does this through sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS education, economic empowerment, prevention of domestic violence and by removing communication barriers. Currently, its focus is on Deaf adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health rights and mitigating the effect of covind-19 using sign language.