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Kenyan member of parliament Alice Wahome spoke about the violent abuse, harassment and humiliation she has experienced as a female politician at the launch of a report about women's participation in...
In March 2013, Sophia Abdi Noor was the only woman to stand for parliament in northern Kenya, a marginalised region where Islam has a lot of sway. She spoke about the obstacles she has faced as a...

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As part of its programme to support parliaments in addressing all forms of violence against women, the IPU is organizing, with the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania, a seminar for East...

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UNDP has designed a new project that will aim to build an enabling environment to boost women’s economic empowerment and political participation. Expected to launch in March, the project will support...
Organized by the Centre for Development and Population Activities and partners, this workshop is part of a series of international, regional and country-level workshops under the new Advancing Women'...

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The Cabinet yesterday targeted women's votes by proposing to create 50 special seats for them in a new 300-member House.The seats which are part of the 90 new ones to be created ahead of the December...
This workshop will be held on January 28-February 15, 2008. It is part of a series of international, regional and country-level workshops under the new Advancing Women's Leadership and Advocacy for...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia...
Opposition to the creation of 50 parliamentary seats for women grew yesterday with trade unions and a Cabinet minister joining in. Central Organisation of Trade Unions secretary-general Francis...

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report contains the findings and recommendations that emerged from the comprehensive evaluations of democracy at the local level in four cities in East and Southern Africa. The report also...
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
Quotas – whether mandatory, legislated or voluntary – continue to be one of the most effective means for increasing the number of women both in political parties and elective office. In 2012,...

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Edith Miguda holds a Ph.D. in gender studies and history from Adelaide University, South Australia. She is currently a postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Women’s Intercultural Leadership at Saint...

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Four women in Kenya were appointed to the task force on transition from analogue to digital broadcasting. The Minister of Information and Communications said this was in line with the Government's...

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Guide / Training Material Resource
This guide is designed to help education and gender campaigners, and organisations and coalitions, work more effectively with the media to promote gender-equitable education. It explores issues...
Multimedia Resource
Quotas are in increasingly important policy tool used in more than 50 countries to ensure women's entry into high-level decision making roles in political parties and government. Their proper...
This will be an annual event that brings young people of 35 years and under to showcase to the world what they can do. The proposed forum seeks to create a platform for the youth to network and build...
Grace Akech Onyango was the first African Iron Lady of Kenyan politics. Born in Sakwa, Bondo and married in Gem to a teacher-journalist Onyango Baridi she became the first woman to be elected...

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Health minister, Mrs Charity Ngilu, emerged as the preferred female presidential candidate with 61 per cent followed by Nazlin Umar with 12 per cent and Mrs Beth Mugo garnering seven per cent To read...

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