Voice is an innovative grant facility that supports the most marginalized and discriminated people in ten low and lower –middle income countries in Africa and Asia. Hivos East Africa leads the programme implementation in in Kenya and Tanzania. It aims to amplify and connect unheard voices in an effort to leave no one behind.The programme targets five groups that are amongst the most excluded and disenfranchised simply because of who they are. Voice focuses on: persons with disabilities, women facing exploitation and abuse, the youth, elderly, indigenous and ethnic minority groups.
To empower these groups and have their voices heard and respected, Voice will strengthen the capacity for lobby and advocacy of civil society organisations and representatives of these groups. This ranges from community-based organisations, youth groups and local movements to labour unions, civil society organisations, farmers’ organisations and larger networks.