Created Date Monday, 29 January 2018
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Gender Policy Brief (Council of Governors )

The legal framework for gender equality and women's empowerment (GEWE) in Kenya stems from the Constitution of Kenya 2010, national legislation and general rules of international law and treaties ratied by Kenya at the regional and International level in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution.

Created Date Sunday, 10 September 2017
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The community land rights of women and youth in Turkana County, Kenya

Created Date Sunday, 10 September 2017
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The community land rights of women and youth in Tana River County, Kenya

Created Date Thursday, 10 August 2017
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Electoral Gender-Based Violence Handbook

Created Date Friday, 30 June 2017
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Public Finance Management in Kenya after Devolution

This policy brief draws the County-level public expenditure review of the Health and WASH sector in Kenya, supported by UNICEF and UN Women and conducted by OPM in 2016. It serves as a resource for lessons-learning, policy advice and knowledge sharing for National and County Governments in light of the on-going devolution process.

Created Date Monday, 29 May 2017
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The Training Course aims to strengthen capacity and knowledge of leaders and managers to advance gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s rights agendas within their organizational contexts. The course seeks to strengthen leaders’ and managers’ use of gender-inclusive and transformative leadership principles and practices to address institutional gender biases and promote commitments to gender equality and women’s rights.

Created Date Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Filesize 1.54 Megabytes

Strengthening electoral processes in Kenya (project & gender specific interventions)

The UN provides support to Kenya’s general elections, slated for August 2017 through the Strengthening the Electoral Process Project in Kenya (SEPK), by scaling up efforts at UN electoral support to Kenyan elections and referendums which can be traced to early 2000. SEPK is a 24 Million USD Multi-Donor Basket Fund aiming at consolidating and building on gains made from Kenya’s 2010 constitutional transition process and the 2013 General Elections.


Created Date Friday, 17 March 2017
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Gender Budgeting: Closing the Gender Gap in Kenya

GRB does not involve creating separate budgets for women and girls, or simply increasing specific budget allocations directed to these groups. Males and females have different needs and priorities, warranting differential allocations of expenditure based on these needs and priorities. The basic idea therefore is to ensure that spending serves the needs and priorities of women and men, with an aim of reducing gender inequalities.

Created Date Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Women in Governance

Women lead and participate in governance” is a result area that responds to three of the five strategic areas under the political pillar of Kenya’s Vision 2030. It is aligned to the government’s second Medium-Term Plan and delivered under the UN Development Assistance Framework 2014–2018.

Created Date Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Gender equality in National and County Planning

“National and devolved planning fully reflects accountability for gender equality commitments and priorities” is a result area that takes full advantage of the space created by the new constitutional measures, the Sustainable Development Goals, the existing national gender equality policies, and the second Medium-Term Plan (2013–2017). It is also aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2014–2018.

Created Date Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Gender equality in Peace, Humanitarian, and Disaster management work

Peace process, humanitarian action, and disaster risk reduction initiatives in Kenya promote gender equality and women’s empowerment” is a result area delivered under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2014–2018, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the political pillar in Kenya’s Vision 2030 and second Medium- Term Plan (2013–2017).

Created Date Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Women And Girls Breaking FreeE From Violence

Women and girls live a life free from violence” is a result area aligned to the government’s second Medium-Term Plan and Vision 2030. It is delivered under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 20142018 and adopts an integrated approach that focuses on action at three levels

Created Date Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Economically Empowered Women

Economically empowered women and youth benefit from public procurement and agriculture and extractive industries value chains” is a result area aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government of Kenya’s second Medium-Term Plan and Vision 2030, and is delivered under the UN Development Assistance Framework 2014–2018

Created Date Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Two thirds Gender Principle: a step towards affirmative action (KEWOPA)

Created Date Tuesday, 27 September 2016
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Despite the significant involvement and contribution of women to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), a growing body of evidence reveals that women have not fully benefited from the sector, since their presence has been mainly at the bottom of the value chain. Ensuring inclusion, equity, and affirmative action/investment in women in the extractive sector will require an enabling policy environment at national and county levels. This must support the capacity of women to effectively engage in the extractive sector value chain through access to knowledge, skills, capital, and markets.

Created Date Saturday, 21 May 2016
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Brief on Two thirds Bill February May 2016

This brief covers developments for the period February 2016 to May 2016. There were two 2/3rd gender bills tabled in parliament in 2015 (i) the Chepkonga bill and (ii) the TWG/Duale bill that was adopted and tabled by Hon. Duale.

Created Date Saturday, 21 May 2016
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United Nations–Government of Kenya Joint Programme on Prevention of and Response to Gender-based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time and is endemic in Kenya. In particular, violence against women and girls is worryingly high. For example, the Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014 found that 40 percent of women aged 15–49 who had once been married had experienced either physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partner or spouse.

Created Date Tuesday, 26 April 2016
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Gender and Devolution Policy Brief

It has been 3 years since Kenya rolled out the devolved system of government. In that time, there has been progress in a number of areas, in an effort to ensure equitable distribution of resources across the country. The underlying premise of devolution is inclusion of previously marginalised groups into the development agenda.

Created Date Wednesday, 23 March 2016
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Gender UNDAF 2014 - 2018

The UN Development Assistance Framework for Kenya 2014 - 2018 is an expression of the UN's commitment to support the Kenyan people in their self-articulated development aspirations. The UNDAF has been developed according to the principles of the UN'€™s €˜Delivering as One initiative. It is aligned with the Government of Kenya'€™s Vision 2030 and Medium-Term Plans. The UNDAF is also internally coherent with the programmes of UN agencies operating in Kenya.

Created Date Thursday, 17 March 2016
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Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) 2016–2018 for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and Related Resolutions

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), unanimously adopted on 31 October 2000, recognizes the centrality of gender in approaches to international peace and security and addresses the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women. This groundbreaking resolution places the security concerns of women in situations of armed conflict and their roles in peacebuilding on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council - the most powerful international multilateral security institution.

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