New Constitution Helps Kenyan Women Gain Traction in Politics

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New Constitution Helps Kenyan Women Gain Traction in Politics

While Kenya’s disputed presidential race continues to take center stage, another race could radically transform politics at the local level: the election of women’s representatives in each of the 47 newly created counties across Kenya. As a result of constitutional provisions, more women will be represented in Kenya’s Parliament than ever before, a step forward for representative equality in a traditionally patriarchal society where political engagement is dominated by men.

(We invite our users to read the full article published March 29 2013)

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