The Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) was founded in 1962 at the behest of the Holy See who felt the need for Women Religious to find unity in strength through mutual collaboration. AOSK was granted a Certificate of Incorporation as a corporate body under the name “Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya: Registered Trustees under the Land (Perpetual Succession)Act (Cap 286) on 21st June 1974 and was registered as an incorporated body in the same year.
The Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya- Justice and Peace Commission, (AOSK-JPC) was later founded on April 29, 1991 to address issues of injustice, especially those related to women and the growing marginalization of the poor in the Kenyan Society where the members serve.
It was born out of the realization that, as Consecrated women-Sisters, could no longer remain ignorant and inactive in relation to socio-economic, political and cultural problems when human rights are violated. AOSK-JPC acknowledges the reality of destitution suffered by many people as well as lack of a climate of peace in Kenya, and believes that these are mainly due to unjust practices, systems and structures, lack of awareness/ ignorance, apathy and even self- centeredness.
AOSK-JPC proposes to address this situation through civic and human rights education and leadership training, especially for Religious and Lay-women, in order to empower them to voice out their issues at policy making levels
The vision of the AOSK-JPC is a just and peaceful society in which the dignity of the human person is reverenced, human rights upheld and where the interconnectedness of all creation enables people to live in harmony.
AOSK-JPC Program Coordinator
AOSK-JPC HUMAN RIGHTS
AOSK-JPC Accounts Officer
AOSK-JPC:Programme Officer for Inter-religious dialogue and resource based conflicts