EXPERIENCE AMWE MOVEMENT
Uniting diverse footsteps outdoors to create a more peaceful and equitable world for womankind.
amwe-"together" (pronounced amoy)
a word meaning together, shoulder by shoulder in Kii Tharaka,
The native tongue of our partners in Tharaka, Kenya.
Amwe movement is a cross-cultural organization that brings together women-identified folk and their allies to trek for peace. Locally, we band together to walk, bike, and backpack the land to restore our ancient and essential belonging to one another and the earth.
Globally, our movement weaves together people across continents to explore peacemaking, solidarity and allyship through outdoor movement. Our rides, wanders and roamings actively raise funds for women's peace initiatives in collaboration with our partnering community in Tharaka, Kenya. We see healthy, vibrant, united women worldwide as the bedrock for peace.
MOVE WITH US.
Amwe envisions a world in which our united physical movements outdoors serve to catalyze movements on the societal and systemic whole.
Amwe movement is exploring how we can cultivate peace, amongst ourselves, our cultural histories, the land we stand upon, and as a global family. We unite in outdoor movement events across nations to walk and ride, sweat, share and sing with these questions alive in our bones. We do not claim to know the answers or plan to find peace easily. Rather, we are joined together at this poignant time in history to honor the questions. What footprints have we left as individuals, communities, nations and what seeds do we plant for the future? This project is an inquiry, a starting point, a living, moving prayer, an invitation for you to be part of this conversation.
2023 AMWE PEACE RIDE
Oct 21-22nd 2023
Join us on our second annual ride! Oct 21st-22nd Peace Ride teams in California and Kenya will ride/walk/move in support of the world we'd like to create for womankind. In California, the Women's Peace ride team will embark on an epic 50-100 ride up the central coast. The California ride serves as a moving prayer celebrating femme power, cultivating cross-cultural allyship, and steeping in intergenerational wisdom (all while biking/eating and enjoying the coast). In true Amwe fashion, our Kenyan ride team partners will also be engaged in an Amwe movement event this same weekend. Ride Team Kenya will be biking from Meru to Nanyuki and our partnering women's group located in Tharaka, Kenya will join us in song, dance, and a walk of their native lands. Amwe teams will have the chance to cheer one another on virtually and send messages of peace from team to team, nation to nation.
As a cross-cultural family, we join to use our united movement to raise money to fund women's peace initiatives with our partnering community in Tharaka, Kenya. Objectives, projects, and fundraising goals are written and led by the local women, expert tenders of their own land. One of our main fundraising objectives is to secure NHIF health insurance for the women and children of the Makenna Women's group. For $60 a year, recipients of NHIF will be covered for all basic medical care including surgeries and chemotherapy that out of pocket, are not a financial option. We see healthy, vibrant women worldwide as a baseline for peace.
Want to unite footsteps for peace in your community? Get in touch with Amwe Movement to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. As a brand new project our arms are wide open to your feedback, wild ideas, inquiries, and thoughts.
Don't be shy! Let's create.