Support community oppressed and discriminated alliance –SCODA was founded as a community based group in the year 2002 and officially registered in July 2003 under the ministry of gender and social services to address rampant issues of human rights violations affecting the marginalized persons with more emphasis on protections and promotion of women’s and children’s rights and community development in Bondo district, Siaya county, great Nyanza province.
SCODA’S founding was a result of a special four-phased training running from November 2000 to December 2002, organized by the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission under the arch dioceses of Kisumu, Kenya to train community members on paralegal work through sponsorship programme by Royal Danish Embassy.
With vast experience of ten (10) years in the field of promotion and protection of human rights, SCODA paralegal led and registered in Kenya as non- governmental, not for profit, public beneficiary organization since 2nd February 2012. SCODA, now standing for “Support Community in Democracy Alliance”-targets fishing community bordering Lake Victoria and through its more than 300 members and five programs aims to ensure that all women and children are protected from all forms of violence and supported to achieve their full potential in community development. Historically working in Bondo Sub County, SCODA, is in the process of expanding the counties of Kisumu, Busia, Migori and Homa bay.
Create a just society that upholds human rights for all.
To facilitate and empower the marginalized and vulnerable persons on their rights to eradicate poverty, injustice and discrimination to enhance socially-sustainable justice for community development.
SCODA will achieve its mission through the following goal;
Ensure that women and children are protected from all forms of violence and supported to access justice and service delivery.
To fight human rights violations and to create a place where marginalized persons especially women and children of all races, class, creed, age or educational background are encouraged to report any case of human rights violation for redress through legal aid, advocacy and ADR (alternative dispute resolutions) mechanisms to defend and claim their rights.