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This report presents an overview of the state of human development in Kenya, focusing primarily on poverty and gender inequality. It reflects the significant differences in economic and social...
NDI is pleased to welcome Kenya's new ambassador, Elkanah Odembo, to Washington, D.C. Following the historic constitutional referendum on Aug. 4 Amb. Odembo will discuss the new constitution and its...
NAIROBI, Feb 23  -- Kenyan political parties have been urged to push for gender parity in order to meet the one-third women representation principle as required in the country's new Constitution...
Women are being left out of key decisions on distribution of wealth and resources because they are not active in political parties, a new survey has revealed. According to the study by the...
 The August 2012 elections in Kenya will open doors to massive political participation by women for the first time ever. The new constitution in effect since August 2010 contains a provision that...
Women leaders yesterday raised concerns over the lack of a policy on the implementation of affirmative action in government. They said there is lack of consistency in the affirmative action measures...
Thoroughly dissatisfied with the persistent failure of Kenya's leadership to rise above its petty squabbles for the country's greater interest, a coalition of women's groups known as the G10 is...
Women leaders from Coast Province are crying foul over the recent civic nominations, saying they were unfairly treated by political parties. The Coast Women Movement Tuesday issued a statement...
Women boldly stood up to be elected during December's general elections. They turned out in their highest number ever -- 269 -- to contest Kenya's 210 parliamentary seats. To read the full article,...
This is a memorandum drafted and submitted by the Kenyan Women's Consultation Group on the Current Crisis in Kenya to the international mediation team. To read the full article, please visit the All...
Women leaders in Bungoma have denied reports that they are backing the nomination to Parliament of Ms. Beatrice Wasike by the Party of National Unity. If nominated, Ms Wasike will become the first...
Although they came out in large numbers to contest in the 2007 General Election last week, only 15 women candidates have made it to the 10th Parliament after successfully conducting campaigns that...
There are a record number of women seeking office in elections scheduled in Kenya for December 27th. And they face a number of challenges on the campaign trail, including violence and discrimination...
Women parliamentary aspirants have proved their political strength by filling political heavyweights in party primaries. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website
Some critics have said if so many women express interest in politics and only a few make it, this will not augur well in the eyes of the public. Others see no sense in the agitation for women’s...
The Dandora civic aspirant in the coming General Election, was recently beaten by three men and warned against carrying on with her campaigns. To read the full article, please visit the All Afirca's...
Posters, campaign appearances, radio spots and television adverts: all are essential for winning office in Kenya's general elections, set for December, and all cost money that parliamentary...

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This website provides links to a number of country reports that were written based on research and dialogue with political parties. These reports examine the internal functioning and structure of...
Prof. Wangari Mathai passed away on the 25th of September, in Kenya, after a prolonged battle with cancer. The first woman in Africa to win a Nobel Prize, Wangari steadfastly and courageously...

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This report compiles the speeches and presentations made during the seminar entitled, "Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective," held in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2000....
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This report presents the findings of the second component of the African Political Party Finance Initiative, which aimed to increase awareness about the need for transparent and accountable party...
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC hosted a presentation by World Bank Senior Economist, Ms. Kathleen Beegle, titled “Young Women, Rich(er) Men, and the Spread...

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This training manual provides women political candidates in Kenya with information and guidelines for building an effective campaign. It discusses topics such as message development, fundraising,...

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The Gender and Governance Programme is a program in Kenya formulated to deepen the gains of the Engendering Political Process Programme (EPPP) by supporting transformative leadership across all...
The League of Kenya Women Voters (LKWV) is a non-partisan political women's membership organization that was founded by a voluntary group of like-minded Kenyan women to advance the rights of women in...

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This country report describes the efforts made in Kenya to increase women's political participation. It focuses primarily on the Gender and Governance Program (GGP) in Kenya, which works to ensure...

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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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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...
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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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...

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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...
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...

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WW 2011 is a chance to shore up our collective wisdom to tackle a wide range of issues as they relate to women, including violence against women, health, education, poverty, security, spirituality/...

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A government-backed bill to allocate Kenyan women more seats in parliament flopped Wednesday due to a lack of quorum.The bill was seeking a guarantee of 50 out of 222 seats when the country votes in...

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The women's quest for increased representation in Parliament has received the financial backing of an international donor. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said it would offer...

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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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A government-backed bill to allocate Kenyan women more seats in parliament flopped Wednesday due to a lack of quorum.The bill was seeking a guarantee of 50 out of 222 seats when the country votes in...

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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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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...
In the wake of electoral violence in 2007 and 2008, Kenyans successfully passed a new constitution in 2010 that enshrined the values of equality and non-discrimination in the country. With this new...
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This country report describes the efforts made in Kenya to increase women's political participation. It focuses primarily on the Gender and Governance Program (GGP) in Kenya, which works to ensure...

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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...
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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...

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