Women in politics

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Delve into Grace Oloo's world as she reflects on her journey towards an electoral position in the 2017 Kenyan Elections.

We are looking for a full-time Programme Coordinator who can develop, coordinate and manage all projects under the Gender Democracy Component of the Regional Office.

What do Borana women in Mathare think about elections and mainstream political processes? What spaces do they use to intervene in both constituency-based and national politics, if at all? How do their situated and connected experiences of poverty, patriarchy and ethnicity impact their political practices?

We hosted a conversation with three women, Julia Ojiambo, Daisy Amdany and Njoki Ngumi, representing different generations of activists. The coffee table dialogue seeks to find out the extent to which global plans and strategies have informed activists at different moments and how feminist action develops across generations.

L-R: Senator Naisula Lesuuda and Ms. Veronica Lekopole, Centre for Advocacy and Gender Equity, Samburu County

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that approximately 125 million girls and women alive today had been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in 29 countries, mainly in Africa and the Middle East where FGM is prevalent. On the 26th of February 2015, Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Nairobi office once again convened the monthly Gender Forum at the Nairobi Safari Club, with the agenda of addressing FGM in Kenya. In a highly emotional ambience, people from different backgrounds in Kenya came together to discuss FGM in Kenya and what can be done to fight the vice.

A Handbook for Women Seeking Leadership Positions

The book offers a simplified but comprehensive profile of all the elective, nominative and appointive positions in Kenya's Constitution, for women and men to make informed decisions about which offices to go for.

Women in Politics: Challenges of Democratic Transition in Kenya 3/03

During the first half of the year 2003, The Gender Forum held a series of discussions on the experiences of women in the last general elections, also focusing on how far women have come in engaging in politics. Significant questions were raised as to why should
women be involved in electoral politics, what are their challenges and what lessons can be carried forward to improve the quality of women engagement in politics?