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Friday, November 03, 2023
What stands in way of realising two-thirds gender requirement
While celebrating 13 years since the promulgation of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution, Katiba Institute highlighted several achievements, some of which demonstrated a greater involvement of women in politics and decision-making. From no women governors in...
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Women MPs advocate for leadership slots in political parties
Female lawmakers have voiced their concerns about glaring absence of women in key leadership positions within political parties. The matter was raised during a breakfast meeting convened by the African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs and attended...
Friday, September 29, 2023
Women still shy away from politics due to threats, intimidation
Insecurity has been identified as one of the contributing factors that makes women shy away from seeking leadership and other political positions. This was revealed during a community dialogue in Kendu Bay town, Karachuonyo constituency where women...
Friday, August 25, 2023
Women urged to plan better and early for elective posts
In 2010, Kenya ushered in a new constitution which brought a lot of excitement, hope and promise for Kenyan women concerning their place in leadership. The new constitution, Article 27 (8) and Article 81 (b), came with affirmative action aimed at...
Women in Leadership Training Manual. Credits: KAS
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Women in leadership training manual (Kenya)
KAS consolidated a training manual that would be used to conduct a long-term tailored engagement on selected aspiring women politicians on effective campaign strategies leading up to elections. The training manual thus seeks to strengthen the...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women
The Kenyan parliament is a tough playground. And just like any other playground, the bigger ones tend to play rough and keep the toys to themselves. The "boys" in parliament have been doing exactly that, by refusing to share their play area and...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
We deserve better, Kenyan women tell President Kenyatta
The Federation of Women Lawyers has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of treating women as ‘second class citizens’ after he failed to name any of them in his first batch of nine members of the Cabinet. Fida said that in retaining only six men in his...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Women were beaten in the queues - Kenyan politician speaks about 2013 elections
In March 2013, Sophia Abdi Noor was the only woman to stand for parliament in northern Kenya, a marginalised region where Islam has a lot of sway. She spoke about the obstacles she has faced as a female politician at the launch of a report about...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Women set to break glass ceiling in Kenya’s new cabinet
Kenya’s nominees for cabinet secretary positions, who include an unprecedented number of women – six out of 18 – will undergo a gruelling public vetting process by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments Thursday. Despite the appointments –...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Where voters would ‘rattle ancestors’ for entrusting leadership to women, Kenya
Traditional belief and practice that women should not hold positions of power was the ultimate hurdle for female aspirants in the General Election last month. In the Coast, of all the women who declared interest in different competitive elections,...
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...
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
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
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...
Thursday, March 03, 2011
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)...