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Women recount their elections tribulations

When Pamela Ateka decided to run for the Nairobi Senatorial position, she did not anticipate the grueling task ahead. Read more

The elusive 30 percent

As voters went to the polls on August 9th in Kenya’s 2022 elections, they seem to have been acutely aware that this East African nation cannot make critical socioeconomic strides if women are not part of the
political equation. READ MORE

Women find it rough competing as independent candidates

The 2022 elections saw many women
candidates vying for various elective
positions as independent candidates. This was either as result of being unable to get tickets of various political parties, exorbitant nomination
fees, or… READ MORE

Media improves coverage of women politician, but has work to do on portrayal

While the media is said to have performed
much better in coverage of women and
their issues in the 2022 general elections,
concerns are emerging on the portrayal of women who
were covered on these platforms. READ MORE


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

Women Leadership brings hope and transformative change

September Issue : Ray of hope as women triumph in the 2022 elections

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


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

The teenage pregnancy and motherhood rate in Kenya stands at 18%. This implies that 1 in every 5 teenage girls between the ages of 15-19 years, have either had a live birth or are pregnant with their first child. #GirlsnotBrides #16DaysofActivism2022

The war against #teenagepregnancy in Kenya is far from being won. It is indeed sad that defilement of children has become entrenched in our societies to such levels. The Kenyan child is under siege #protectourgirls #girlsnotbrides


Women recount their elections tribulations #WomenInLeadership #KenyanWomen #BungomaHasDecided

Women find it rough competing as independent candidates #WomenInPolitics #WomenInLeadership #Kenya4Women

Our latest publication of #SautiSasa magazine is out. This magazine aims to promote #WomenRights and the position of Kenyan women in decision-making. Download it here @GenderInKenya @unwomenkenya

Having sex with a minor even if they gave consent is defilement and punishable by law. A minor is anyone below 18 years. Anyone having sex with a minor should be arrested and arraigned in court. Children should be protected from anyone taking advantage of them. #SurvivorsVoices

Happening Now: First East and Southern Africa workshop for midwives & midwife educators.

Well-trained midwives can avert roughly two thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths & are key to accelerating progress towards the sustainable devp’t goals.


Day 2 of the 10 Anniversary of the @UN plan of Action on the safety of journalists #SoJ2022 happening here in @vienna . Around the world, journalists are under attack. Particularly female journalists are exposed to both online and offline attacks

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

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