Kenyan Civil Society Position on NEPAD: A Gender Perspective

Place of publication
Nairobi
Date of Publication
2003
Number of Pages
38
Licence
Language of publication
English

The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) in partnership with the National Council of NGOs and HBF organised a civil society workshop in 2002 on the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) in order to disseminate and exchange information on the programme; identify existing gaps, focusing primarily on gender gaps; and discussing and developing strategies with regards to more in-volvement in developing and implementing the plan. In recognition that NEPAD is centred on develop-ment inspired by African countries, it was noted that ensuring gender mainstreaming within the document would be a vital step towards guaranteeing economic empowerment of women, who have historically been marginalised.