RADIO SHOWS RAISE PROFILE OF WOMEN ASPIRANTS IN KENYA

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RADIO SHOWS RAISE PROFILE OF WOMEN ASPIRANTS IN KENYA

In Kenya’s male-dominated political landscape, women face many barriers to political participation, especially when seeking elective office. Aspiring women politicians often struggle with discrimination and lack of coverage by top media outlets, which makes it difficult for them to gain public exposure and support.

Earlier this year, as political parties were selecting candidates for Kenya’s March 4 elections, NDI helped 96 women aspirants promote their candidacies through live radio talk shows, which gave them a public forum to highlight their qualifications and platforms. It also gave citizens the chance to ask the aspirants questions about their candidacies. Of these women, 45 were nominated by their political parties and nine were elected. After the elections, NDI talked with two of the women find out how the radio shows affected their prospects and what their plans are now that they’ve been elected.

 

We invite our users to read the complete article published May 16 2013