African Woman And Child Feature Service

Women legislators win big in sponsoring laws focusing on bread and butter issues

As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, Kenyan Woman celebrates key gains made by women legislators in Parliament.

While many reasons have been given for electing women in leadership positions, the number of gender sensitive legislations initiated by women parliamentarians in the August house are a true testimony that women’s political participation results in tangible gains for the common citizen especially marginalized groups. It also leads to greater democracy, responsiveness to citizen needs, and increased cooperation across party and ethnic lines, and a more sustainable future.

Some of the  transformative Bills sponsored by women legislators include the following:

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