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The Martha Karua Effect

Martha Wangari Karua has become synonymous with hard work, integrity and commitment to public service in Kenya. Read more

More women contested for elective seats in 2022

A total of 1,962 female candidates were cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to vie for different seats in the 2022 elections. Read more

Women had to fight even with direct tickets in party strongholds

Women candidates who secured tickets in party primaries faced an uphill task during campaigns even in party strongholds. Read more

Participation of women in governance increases attention to social development issues

Participation of women in governance and more so in political leadership increases attention to social development issues that affect women and girls, research shows. Read more

Publications

It is a Do-or-Die Battel for women candidates

Women Leadership brings hope and transformative change

August Issue : Daring to dream : Promoting the rights and position of Kenyan women in decision making

June Issue : Putting up a brave face Women pick up the pieces after unfair party primaries

50 journeys Stories of Courage and transformation from women political leaders in Kenya

Updates

Training of Journalists on Peace & Security

Over 50 journalists were trained on conflict sensitive & gender responsive reporting before, during, and after the 2022 elections held  in Nairobi and Nakuru counties. The journalists were drawn from print and electronic media houses.

Peace Actors

Milcah Nempiris from Kajiado County making her presentation

Forum for 15 women Peace Actors from seven counties on how to develop peace messages for 2022 Elections held in Nairobi. Peace Actors from  Wajir, Samburu, Homabay, Kisii, Embu, Kericho and Kajiado counties.

Training of GSU

Training of General Service Unit  (GSU)  Officers  on prevention and response to Sexual Gender Based Violence and protection of Vulnerable groups before, during and after Elections.

Delivering the promise: Women stepout to prove women leadership brings change

In Kenya #InternationalDayofPeace is a chance to engage on local peace and security issues..

@TurkanaCountyKE brought communities from #Uganda and #Ethiopa to discuss flaring conflict in the region (in which women & girls are worst affected)

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@unwomenafrica

Hongera H.E Dr @WilliamsRuto, on your assumption of office as the president of the Republic of 🇰🇪. We’re encouraged by your Govt’s commitment to Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment. We affirm our partnership in ensuring women & girls are part of Kenya’s 🇰🇪 progress. #heforshe

Food systems depend on the work of rural women. In Kenya @FAOKenya and @unwomenkenya is supporting farmers in @LaikipiaCountyG @KituiCountyGovt @WPCGovernment thru the generous support of @KenyaKoica #FundingGenderEquality
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The ruling by the Kenyan Supreme Court and the decision of the country’s political leaders to abide by it is an encouraging sign of respect for the rule of law.
Let's maintain peace through this transition of Government #ElectionsKE2022
#ElectionsBilaNoma
#HimizaAmani

Feminist VAW prevention programming recognises that violence is not solely an individual problem or pathology but a systemic and structural phenomenon rooted in patriarchy and injustice.

#AFeministAgenda #VAWPrevention #PreventVAW

We congratulate H.E Fatuma Achani on her inauguration as the first woman Governor of Kwale County. Hon Achani served as a Legal Counsel & Programme Officer at @fidakenya where her dedication to humanity was unquestionable. We wish her all the best! #KenyaDecides2022 @FatumaAchani

Patriarchy influences power relations and relies on structural violence and the oppression of women and girls to perpetuate gender inequality and maintain the status quo of power.

Ending violence against women & girls requires dismantling patriarchy. #PreventVAW #EndGBV

Gender norms perpetuate the most harmful beliefs learned at an early age. Addressing the power dynamics that reinforce gender inequalities is key to ending violence against women/girls. We work with men and boys to promote equitable norms that support women and girls empowerment.

Women make better leaders because they are more transformative. Their team environment is less authoritative and more cooperative, bringing a family-like feel to the team. This boosts teamwork across the organization
#VoteADada
#KenyanElection2022
#KenyaDecides2022
#HimizaAmani

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Programmes

Gender justice is the basic motivation in the push for the human rights of women and children. In this regard…

People are empowered when they understand how the media works, and can interpret and respond appropriately to the information disseminated…

Diversity within the media is reflected in content, as well as the variety of actors, platforms and technologies used. The…

Access to information is critical for the development of any society. We recognize the disparities in access to ICT between…

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