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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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
More Women In Parliament, Hopefully - By Way Of The Constitution
Kenya's parliament will soon debate a constitutional amendment bill to improve female representation in the legislature by creating 50 special seats for women. At present, only some eight percent of parliamentary posts in the East African...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Half Of Citizens Ready For Woman President
Health minister, Mrs Charity Ngilu, emerged as the preferred female presidential candidate with 61 per cent followed by Nazlin Umar with 12 per cent and Mrs Beth Mugo garnering seven per cent To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UN To Give Women Cash For Elections
The women's quest for increased representation in Parliament has received the financial backing of an international donor. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said it would offer financial support for women running for parliamentary and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Cotu Rejects 50 Women's Seats Plan
Opposition to the creation of 50 parliamentary seats for women grew yesterday with trade unions and a Cabinet minister joining in. Central Organisation of Trade Unions secretary-general Francis Atwoli and Labour minister Newton Kulundu said the move...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Women Struggle to Fund Election Campaigns
Posters, campaign appearances, radio spots and television adverts: all are essential for winning office in Kenya's general elections, set for December, and all cost money that parliamentary candidates are responsible for raising in this East African...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Women Battle Violence And Rivals for Seats
The Dandora civic aspirant in the coming General Election, was recently beaten by three men and warned against carrying on with her campaigns. To read the full article, please visit the All Afirca's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Women Show Their Might in Polls
Women parliamentary aspirants have proved their political strength by filling political heavyweights in party primaries. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Women's Memorandum to the Mediation Team
This is a memorandum drafted and submitted by the Kenyan Women's Consultation Group on the Current Crisis in Kenya to the international mediation team. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Women Stood Up to Be Elected
Women boldly stood up to be elected during December's general elections. They turned out in their highest number ever -- 269 -- to contest Kenya's 210 parliamentary seats. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Women's Sex Strike - G10 Press Statement
Thoroughly dissatisfied with the persistent failure of Kenya's leadership to rise above its petty squabbles for the country's greater interest, a coalition of women's groups known as the G10 is calling for a one-week sex strike. In a bid to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Women Treated As Second Class Citizens, Say Activists
Women leaders yesterday raised concerns over the lack of a policy on the implementation of affirmative action in government. They said there is lack of consistency in the affirmative action measures, opening opportunities for subjective...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I salute you, Prof. Wangari Mathai
Prof. Wangari Mathai passed away on the 25th of September, in Kenya, after a prolonged battle with cancer. The first woman in Africa to win a Nobel Prize, Wangari steadfastly and courageously lobbied and advocated for the rights of women, the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Politics locks women from wealth forums
Women are being left out of key decisions on distribution of wealth and resources because they are not active in political parties, a new survey has revealed. According to the study by the University of Nairobi’s Institute for Development Studies...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenyan women set to make their mark in politics
 The August 2012 elections in Kenya will open doors to massive political participation by women for the first time ever. The new constitution in effect since August 2010 contains a provision that should radically change political representation for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kenya: Political Parties Urged To Fight For Gender Parity
NAIROBI, Feb 23  -- Kenyan political parties have been urged to push for gender parity in order to meet the one-third women representation principle as required in the country's new Constitution ahead of the next general election. Addressing a...
Thursday, March 03, 2011
WOMEN'S WORLD 2011 CONVERSATION
WW 2011 is a chance to shore up our collective wisdom to tackle a wide range of issues as they relate to women, including violence against women, health, education, poverty, security, spirituality/theology, culture/arts, war/conflict/peace, (im)...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Kenya's New Constitution: A New Beginning for Reforming Governance and Development in Kenya
NDI is pleased to welcome Kenya's new ambassador, Elkanah Odembo, to Washington, D.C. Following the historic constitutional referendum on Aug. 4 Amb. Odembo will discuss the new constitution and its implications for democratic development in Kenya....

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