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Back to the drawing board

Kenya will be going to the third general elections since the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. However, very little is being done to ensure that the two thirds gender rule is achieved.   Read More

Money, political intrigues, impend women’s political success

After a long hard fight to make through the tough and grueling nomination process, the journey has only started for women. Read More

Party primaries leave women candidates terrified

Roselyn Ochieng’ had just been cleared by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to vie for the Embakasi Central parliamentary seat when devastating new hit her like a thunderbolt. READ MORE

American Observer Team Raises Red Flag on barriers to women’s success in 2022 elections

The forth-coming General Election is likely to be one of the hottest contested in the country’s history with women candidates having to fight double or even triple to win respective political seats. Read More

Publications

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

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

Women Leadership brings hope and transformative change

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

April Issue : Securing the political space : Promoting the rights and position of Kenyan women in decision making

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

Footprints of change: Hivos women@work transformative campaign in securing the rights of women working on the horticultural value chain

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.

📌Just in case you didn't know👇🏽
When both women & men are at the decision-making table:
♀️ 🟰 ♂️ more inclusive decisions are made
🗣️🗣️different voices are heard
💡different solutions are created

For #EqualRepresentation ♀️ 🟰 ♂️ as #KenyaDecides2022

#Nitatokelezea

If you experience sexual and Gender based violence during elections and post elections, call the following hotlines for assistance
NGBV- 1195
NPS -0800730999
GVRC- 0800720565
USSD *483*143#
KRC -1199
#ZuiaNoma #ElectionsBilaNoma #KeepThePeace #TusibleedNdioWalead

Stand to be counted,among those that challenged gender norms and supported women in leadership,as capable leaders as men. #Nitatokelezea

Looks like Bungoma will be a race of 99.9% men, all from MCA to the top... The women running have to choose between marriage and vying... Most husbands in Bungoma won't allow their women to enter politics... #HimizaAmani @unwomenkenya @AWCFS

Let's make use of these important contacts during this electioneering period; Exercise our right to vote, maintain peace and keep safe.
#Kenyaniyetusote
#peacefulelections

Leadership for years has been a space where only men are allowed & expected to participate in. However, as society is changing & so are our perceptions, we realize that we cannot rely on one party to make policies & decisions that serve ALL of us

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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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