Women politics


“During elections, they do not refuse that we exist.”

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?

Representation of Women in Political Leadership: Taking Stock

From the foregoing assessment of women’s experiences with political leadership representation, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Regional Office in Nairobi held an insightful and highly charged forum on women and political leadership in Kenya bringing participants across sectors, age and status.