In this issue

Road to equality remains in the long haul for Kenyan women

Former President Mwai Kibaki, displays the constitution after it was  promulgated  in 2010. The document gives rights for equal participation in politics. AWC Library

Political parties not doing enough to achieve affirmative action

Participants engage panelists at a past Gender Forum organised by Heinrich Boll Stiftung in Nairobi. Photo: Courtesy

Initiative targets to create violence free environment for women aspirants

Nominated Senator Ziporah Kitonny. She was in a group of Eminent persons manning the Women Situation Room (WSR) during the 2013 General Elections. The WSR is a peace-building project that empowers women to be the leading force for democratic and peaceful elections. Photo: Courtesy

Faridah Salim Khamis: The only Muslim lady, behind the wheels of Uber

Faridah Salim Khamis, the first Muslim woman Uber taxi driver. Her dream is to carry Her Excellency the First Lady Margret Kenyatta in her taxi. Photo: Tebby Otieno

Grassroots women strategize to push more women to elective positions

A woman champion shares her views during a meeting in Ikolomani. She represents 600 other women champions in Kakamega County who have been championing for the election of women in elective seats. Photo- Courtesy

Two new female judges sworn-in at the African Court on Human and People Rights

The two newly sworn in judges, Lady Justice Tujilane Rose Chizumila (left) and Lady Justice Chafika Bensaoula (right) with the Court’s Bureau (President Hon. Justice Sylvain Ore (2nd right) and Vice-President Hon Justice Ben Kioko. Photo: Courtesy

Women in boat competition to promote peace and unity

Member of a women’s group that won the boat riding competition aimed at enhancing peace and unity at Osieko beach. Photo: Henry Owino

How African feminism changed the world

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the many feminists shaping global discourses today. Picture: Commonwealth Foundation/Colin Patterson

Budalangi’s only female parliamentary aspirant pushes to have expectant schoolgirls resume studies

Mediatrice Kamito Wangira, the iron lady of Budalangi’. She is contesting for the Budalangi parliamentary seat during the eagerly awaited General Election on a Jubilee Party ticket. Photo: Nyakwar Odawo

Siaya teacher places her school in global map in writing competition

State launches campaign to end violence against women

Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender. The Government has launched a campaign dubbed Jitokeze (come out) which is a joint programme by the Ministry of Gender and UN Women. They have also activated the hotline number, 1195, where victims can report such cases. Photo: File

Sweden voted the best country in the world for women

Photo: Art Kowalsky / Alamy Stock Photo (courtesy of vogue online)

Women rights violation remain rampant

A group of women demonstrate against human rights abuses in Nairobi CBD. Photo: Henry Owino