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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
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)...