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Monday, September 25, 2017
Court ruling raises hopes among Kenyan women for more political representation
NAIROBI, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buoyed by record gains in last month's elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation's top court will enforce women's right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to nullify the presidential election. Female Kenyan...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Crowded out by “big man” politics, Kenyan women still struggle in 2017 elections
By Gabrielle Bardall, PhD, CIPS Research Associate and iKNOW Politics Expert For all its progressive constitution, high-tech society, and exceptionally resourced Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya is the worst performer in the East African Community (EAC) regarding women...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
New Kenya Parliament could be dissolved for having less than one-third women
More women have been elected to Parliament this year compared to 2013, but the 12th Parliament might be plunged into an unprecedented constitutional crisis of meeting the two-thirds gender rule. The full implementation of the two-thirds gender constitutional rule to guarantee gender balance and...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
In Kenya, women gear up for county elections
Abdia Gole, 33, is a recent graduate of Business Management from one of the leading universities in Kenya, and a candidate for the upcoming County Assembly elections for Gorbo Ward, Marsabit County, in Northern Kenya. “I am going door to door, campaigning to urge women and youth to vote for me. Our...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Kenyan Parliament hosts gender mainstreaming workshop with IPU
The IPU held a capacity-building workshop for staff of the Kenyan Parliament on mainstreaming gender into parliamentary work. The workshop, co-organized with the Parliament of Kenya on 19-23 June in Nairobi, was a follow-up of a self-assessment exercise conducted in 2016 on the Parliament's gender-...
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Kenya: What female politicians go through in quest to ascend to power
The political arena in the country appears to be far from offering a level playing field for women politicians, at least going by the recent party primaries where only handful of them successfully braved the bruising and bare-knuckled campaigns staged mainly by their male opponents. Most women...
Monday, May 15, 2017
The government of Kenya launched a strategy to support participation of women in politics
The government of Kenya has launched a strategy aimed at supporting greater participation of women in elective politics. This comes ahead of the two third gender rule bill set to be reintroduced in parliament. The bill set to come up for voting for the third time at the National Assembly seeks to...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kenya: 10 women seek to make history in governor race
Kenya could get its first female governor in the next General Election after 10 women formally submitted their bids, as indicated in the list of aspirants published by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Unlike in the last elections, where seven women were on the ballot, those who...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hope for change as Kenya court rules one-third of MPs must be women
NAIROBI — Kenyan activists on Monday welcomed a High Court ruling giving parliament 60 days to ensure a third of lawmakers are women or face dissolution. The ruling follows a lengthy struggle to increase women's political representation in the patriarchal society. Kenya's 2010 constitution...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Kenya's women struggle to end male stranglehold on power
Given that she is deputy speaker in parliament, the holder of a PhD and has served as an assistant dean at one of Kenya’s leading universities, Joyce Laboso should be eminently qualified to run for any political office in Kenya. However, the central issue in her campaign to become governor of Bomet...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Fathia Aden Mahabub
Fathia Aden Mahabub is a Member of Parliament in Kenya. This interview was conducted during the Inter-parliamentary Union annual parliamentary day meeting, in cooperation with UN Women on 15 March 2016, on the sidelines of the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Fathia...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Catherine Nabwala Mukiite
This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics: A situation overview
This report, published in 2015 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy  presents findings from a study on political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics. It was conducted with the objective to assess the formal and informal...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
UN Women: Peace and security specialist
  UN WOMEN, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Joyce Laboso
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Dr. Joyce Laboso, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya on Kenya's new Constitution and what it has meant for women in politics and the challenges they still face during the Kenya's side-event on "Shifting the goal post:...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Kenyan governor Kabogo apologises over single women slur
A Kenyan politician has apologised for suggesting that unmarried women are not effective leaders. Local leaders and activists criticised the comments by Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo, saying they were demeaning to the women. The row involved unmarried MP Alice Ng'ang'a, who opposed his new...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Key Gains and Challenges: A Gender Audit of Kenya's 2013 Election Process
“Every country deserves to have the best possible leader and that means that women have to be given a chance to compete. If they’re never allowed to compete in the electoral process, then the countries are really robbing  themselves of a great deal of talent.” -Madeleine K. Albright, NDI Chairman (...
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The changing face of women leadership over the decades in Kenya
Sometime in 1974, a woman in her mid thirties made history as Kenya’s first female assistant minister. She had just quit her position as an associate professor at the University of Nairobi to plunge into politics and clinched the Funyula Constituency seat. So impressed by her performance was then...