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Gender and Governance

Saturday, 24 September 2005 06:00

Crying for the beloved father

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At the age of 25, Caesar still clings to his father's words: "I am going to get a job as a bank manager in South Africa, because our country is now liberated, then I will come back to take you and your mother to live in my country."

Saturday, 24 September 2005 18:58

Peace Deal Signals a New Beginning for Women in Sudan

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The signing of the comprehensive peace agreement in Kenya last week by the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) marks the culmination of a long journey for the women of Southern Sudan.
Saturday, 24 September 2005 06:00

The Sixth Clan at the Somalia Negotiating Table

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When the Somali peace talks began in Djibouti in 2000, only clans were recognised as legitimate units of representation. There are five clans in the war-torn country but not one of them considered women important enough to become part of the negotiations.
Thursday, 23 October 2008 11:19

Score-card

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ESTABLISHING INDICATORS T0 ASSESS THE INFLUENCE OF FEMALE AND MALE USING A SCORE-CARD IN THE 10TH PARLIAMENT

For the first time in Kenyan history, the Kenyan Parliament has got more women as Members of Parliament. With 22 women MPs out of 222, the figures are still small comparing with Rwanda which has supposed the 50% mark and now stands at 56.7%.

However, to be able gauge how Parliament is trying to mainstream gender issues in its day to day activities, from debates on different bills, priority of bills to Committee Sessions, African Woman and Child Feature Service has developed a Scorecard to monitor Parliament with key set indicators.

The aim is to establish from a qualitative aspect the difference women bring into Parliament and the following indicators will be used;

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