Follow up meeting with women leaders in Kitui County on leadership skills and an interaction with the County Government of Kitui on the available spaces for women.
Parliament has now been given 60 days to enact legislations effecting the 2/3 gender rule or face dissolution. High court judge John Mutivo says parliament consisting of national assembly and the senate are guilty of failing to enact the legislations that will implement the constitution. The verdict was read this morning at the Milimani courts […]
This petition was filled following the nomination by the president and the subsequent approval by the National Assembly and appointment by the president of cabinet secretaries in December 2015. The petition was seeking, among others, a declaration that the cabinet as presently constituted violates the provisions of Article 27(8) of the constitution.
In Kenya, one indicator of gender inequality is the small number of women in decision making positions and other national governance structures. Following the March 4th 2013 General elections, at the county level only 82 women out the total 1,450 County Assembly Ward Representatives were elected and only 6 women were successful in their bids as deputy governors. This despite the […]
This month’s newsletter highlights current continous work in the women and leadership program giving an insight on what benefits the skills training has had on the women in terms of influencing their thoughts and actions geared towards bettering their community. From the interactions it was noted that fewer women leaders is a resultant of lack of skilled training aimed […]
In September 2015 CREAW – Centre for Rights Education and Awareness – launched a 36 months long project titled Strengthening Women Leadership, with the objective to get more women appointed to positions of leadership. The project focuses on the counties of Meru and Nyeri and relies on constitutional article 81(b), which states that one gender […]
On April 5th and 12th 2016, two workshops were held in Meru and Nyeri respectively, with a view to conduct a skill gap analysis for women leaders in the two counties. An assessment tools was administered to the participants in the two workshops.
Gender equality is not only fundamental right but it is increasingly becoming aware that alienation of any particular gender suppresses about half of the global population and isolates them from participating in, and benefiting from development. Gender equality has therefore been realized to be a necessary precursor towards sustainable development.