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Monday, March 25, 2013
Why Kenyan women perform below par in elective politics
Centre for Multi-Party Democracy executive director Njeri Kabeberi is concerned that even with the guaranteed 47 women representatives, Kenya has not met the constitutional threshold of no more than two-thirds of public office holders being of the...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kenya: Five Per Cent Women MPs to Represent Kenyan Women Aspirations
"So far according to our estimates, it is about seven per cent of women for the senate, seven per cent for the county assembly, and only three per cent for women governor candidates," said Ms Monika Izydorczyk, a member of the EU observer mission....
Friday, March 15, 2013
Record number of women candidates in poll, Kenya
The number of female candidates is easily the highest in Kenya’s electoral history and the women are banking on voters to give them a chance to beef up their numbers in key decision-making institutions. (We invite our users to read the full article...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kenya: Is Kenya’s new constitution helping or hindering women’s political participation?
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
First Maasai woman MP beats ‘curse’ to win seat, Kenya
 Ms Peris Pesi Tobiko has become the first Maasai woman to be elected MP after she won the Kajiado East constituency on Wednesday. Ms Tobiko triumphed despite being “cursed” at one time by Maasai elders after she beat seven TNA aspirants in the...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Kenya Decides - the Somali Woman Hoping to Make History
Ijara — As Kenyans go to the polls today, could Sophia Abdi Noor become the first ever Somali woman to be voted in to the Kenyan parliament? (Read article at: allAfrica)
Monday, March 04, 2013
Kenya heads to polls as women seek justice for violence during last election
The testimonies filed to a Nairobi court last week are difficult to read. A woman is raped in front of her daughter, first by police and then by looters. A student is dragged into the bush and has his foreskin cut off. A terrified woman hides under...
Monday, March 04, 2013
A new regional gender project for Africa
UNDP has designed a new project that will aim to build an enabling environment to boost women’s economic empowerment and political participation. Expected to launch in March, the project will support the African Union (AU), Regional Economic...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Kenya: Is Kenya’s new constitution helping or hindering women’s political participation?
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Kenya: Martha Karua - I Am Going to Be the Next President
The detractors' script reads Martha Karua is a intransigent, tough, hard, mean lady and we saw this in the lead up to the coalition government and she has tried to soften her stand by wearing African prints, by going into studios to perform with rap...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Women Navigate Political Minefield in Kenya
NAIROBI, Jan 25 2013 (IPS) - Few women in Kenya harbour illusions of entering politics. Blatant discrimination, threats and intimidations, an uneven playing field and a largely unsympathetic public have turned electoral politics into a veritable...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Demand Place in Review Negotiations
Women representatives from political parties and civil society in Kenya claim that women should constitute one-third of the committees in the Tenth Parliament to negotiate minimum constitutional reforms. For more information, please see http://...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Four Women Join Digital Team
Four women in Kenya were appointed to the task force on transition from analogue to digital broadcasting. The Minister of Information and Communications said this was in line with the Government's decision to reserve 30 per cent of public...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Why Women Play Second Fiddle
Women play peripheral roles in the local parties and Parliament in Kenya. Whereas the Political Parties Bill to be debated by MPs is not making any steps to encourage the participation of women in the national politics. For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Aspirants Show Their Power in Solidarity
More than 300 women aspirants are expected to gather in Nairobi on Saturday to plan how to get to the august House.This is a departure from previous general elections where women have come into the race as underdogs. For more information...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kibaki Launches Women Fund
President Mwai Kibaki has challenged women to increase their participation in the formal business sector by taking advantage of a Sh5 billion Women Investment Fund he launched Monday. The President said women countrywide should take advantage of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women The Main Victims Of Callous Healthcare System
Any woman who has been through Kenya's healthcare system will not be at all surprised by the findings of a recent report that shows how women's human rights are routinely violated by doctors, nurses and other health professionals. To read the full...

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