Category: Wajibu Wetu

Tracing the Journey towards implementation of the Two Thirds Gender Principle

At the core of the Constitution of Kenya (COK, 2010) is the belief that there can only be real progress in society if all citizens participate fully in their governance, and that all, male and female, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and all previously marginalized and excluded groups are included in the affairs of the republic. […]

Trailblazer in the gender agenda

“I had a vision to be a member of the County Assembly of Meru not because of the money but because I had mission to take the women agenda forward.” These are the words of Lucy Mukaria the chairperson of the Meru Women Legislative Association (MEWOLA) who believes that leadership is about goals and the […]

Meru women caucus five year strategic plan

With the growing momentum to have women voices amplified at the decision making spaces more so in conversations on policies in the wake of the devolved governance systems, the call to build stronger women movements that speaks with a unity of purpose cannot be over stated. In Meru County, the women Members of the County […]

Baseline Report – Meru and Kilifi Counties

The baseline report on ‘Haki Yetu, Jukumu Letu’ Gender Based Violence in Meru and Kilifi Counties is one among these initiatives that aims to support policymakers and relevant institutions in their efforts to combat and prevent gender based violence in Kenya. It provides comparable data and information for effective, evidence-based project planning, decision-making and policy and […]

Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening Women Leadership

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 […]

Strengthening women representation in leadership at various levels

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 […]

Strengthening women Leadership in Meru and Nyeri – Newsletter

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 […]