Globally, only 25 percent of all national parliamentarians are women, and only 4 countries have 50 percent or more women in parliament. In Kenya, the statistics are no better.
Often, as soon as male relatives die, single or widowed Kenyan women are accused of witchcraft and killed by conspiring people who then take the land on which their victims lived.
The people who have celebrated most about Martha Karua’s running mate selection are the civil society/NGO buffs and the professional women caucuses. Now repackaged as the panacea to the country’s democracy and governance ills, will Karua sway the critics and fence sitters to vote Azimio in Kenya’s upcoming election.
Having a woman leader of the country would show a shift in gender equity, but more than that, South Africa needs someone morally unimpeachable who listens to the impoverished.
Kenya elections 2022: Raila Odinga has picked female veteran politician and former rival Martha Karua as his running mate.
The Congolese advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights has been living in fear after spurious charges of ‘promoting homosexuality’ led the police to her door.
In this week’s cartoon we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year the day is commemorated under the theme #BreaktheBias to raise awareness and fight fo a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.
Ahead of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV), a new platform brings the public closer to the stories of women who migrate, detailing how they endure multiple forms of intersecting violence.
Hassan, like Magufuli before her, has taken office without her own political base and will also have to contend with revived factional manoeuvring.