Maputo Protocol: Nakuru’s great shift in women’s representation

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July 17, 2023

Maputo Protocol: Nakuru’s great shift in women’s representation

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The Maputo Protocol, a pivotal instrument in the advancement of women’s human rights in Africa, has had a transformative impact in some parts of Kenya with Nakuru County providing the best recent example.

This protocol exemplifies the African Union Member states’ unwavering commitment to investing in the development and empowerment of women, who comprise the majority of the population in many countries across the continent.

Notably, Nakuru County experienced a significant increase in the number of women elected to parliamentary positions during the August 2022 elections, reflecting a remarkable shift in gender representation and political engagement – considering the challenges female candidates usually go through.

Click here to read the full article published by Nation Africa on 16 July 2023.

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Irene Ronoh-Kosgei
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