In this issue

All systems go as almost 2,000 women get to the ballot paper

Women who are vying for various political positions recently converged in Nairobi to launch the Ni Mama Movement that seeks to have more women elected. Picture- Courtesy of National Women Steering Committee.

Cases of incest in Kaptembwa worrying stakeholders

Corporal Beth Kamau (left) a police officer attached to the Gender desk at Kaptembwa police station shares her experience at a community forum. Looking on, Commisioner Wilkister Vera (Right) and the Chair of Kaptembwa Community Policing Committee James Nyamweya.Photo: George Ngesa

Proposed legislation comes as a relief to teenage mothers

Senator Elizabeth Ongoro. She has sponsored the Care and Protection of Child Bill 2016 which is designed to keep pregnant girls in school by providing a legal framework to facilitate a smooth transition for the parent student. Photo: Courtesy

Plight of Maasai Women on the Land Question Unveiled

Photo: Odhiambo Orlale

Climate change in Kenya and its impact on gender

A woman in Budalangi wades through the floods after salvaging a few household items from her house. Photo: Henry Owino

Woman counts her losses in Budalang’i

Topesta Auma tills her piece of land in Budalangi. She has been displaced three times during perennial floods which are caused by the bursting of River Nzoia banks. Photo Mary Mwendwa

Hospital embraces initiative to curb HIV infections at birth

Mary Malonza, a mentee at Makueni County Referral Hospital.  She has been encouraging expectant mothers to test for HIV to stop re-infecting their children with the virus. Photo: Nzinga Muasya

Kenyan woman bags the ‘heroine of health’ award

Elated Mercy Owour moments after she won the coveted ‘heroine of health’ award during a ceremony organised by Women in Global Health Movement. Photo: courtesy

What’s the next trend in leadership for black women

Speakers: Marcia Cole, Rhonesha Byng, Renae Bluitt, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Chana Ginelle Ewing, Crystal McCrary, Jamilah Lemieux, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, and Lauren Maillian and Demma Rosa Rodriguez) at “Black, Woman, and Genius: The Power of Identity” held at Google NYC. Photo : Terrence Jennings

India’s Air Force Wants to Challenge the Stereotypes That Keep Women Grounded at Home

The Indian Air Force defies stereotypes by featuring India's first batch of women fighter pilots. Photo Courtesy