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Change Makers Profile of Women Leaders in Kenya

The Change Makers: Profiles of women leaders transforming lives in Kenya through political leadership and fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). This is a report by done by Africa Women and Child Feature Services (AWCFS).

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Electoral Management

The Electoral Management topic area seeks to bring together the knowledge and expertise that has been gathered worldwide about Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs), their roles and functions, and the organisation, financing, and management of election administration. It focuses on the institutional structure of EMBs, their administrative infrastructure, the work they do, and their external environment.

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Final Report on Makutano Junction Impact

Makutano Junction is an educational TV soap opera, produced by Mediae in Nairobi in English for East African audiences. Since 2005, 15 series (192 half hour episodes) have been aired. Audiences have continued to grow and it has become recognized as a leading quality TV educational and entertaining drama series in Kenya with an audience of over 8.6 million.

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Transforming Equality

Two external assessments of UN Women carried out in 2014 came to the same conclusion: despite being only four years old, UN Women had not only put in place the systems required for any global organisation to function; it had also successfully engaged in its core mandates and had tangible results to show for its efforts

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Council of Governors consultative meeting on elections

The Council of Governors thus organized a consultative meeting that brought together National and County Governments, independent offices, civil society, religious sector, private sector, and media as stakeholders to in deliberating over their roles in ensuring that Kenya holds a peaceful and transparent election.

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Education and Training Sector Gender Policy

Education is a fundamental human right and is key to individual, social and national development. It offers the opportunity to realise the attainment of human rights and is an important vehicle for addressing inequality and marginalisation. The Education Sector Gender Policy is geared towards a human rights based approach, ensuring equal rights to education for boys and girls, men and women. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has undertaken the review of the Gender in Education Policy (2007), to incorporate emerging issues that have implications on gender equity and equality in the Education Sector.

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Kenya Country Economic Memorundum

Over the past half-century, Kenya has established itself as an important regional player on the continent, and has achieved successes on multiple fronts. The turn of the century marked an economic revival that has been accompanied by a rise in citizens’ expectations. Following the rebasing of gross domestic product (GDP) in September 2014, the country joined the celebrated ranks of the lower-middle income countries.

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Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) 2016 - 2018

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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Women at Work

Throughout their working lives, women continue to face significant obstacles in gaining access to decent work. Only marginal improvements have been achieved since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, leaving large gaps to be covered in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Inequality between women and men persists in global labour markets, in respect of opportunities, treatment and outcomes.

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Kenya is an active member of the United Nations and the international community, and it has ratified and incorporated into national law international agreements and protocols including the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Millennium Development Goals. It is committed to promoting gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability, and it is expected that it will do so.

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HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 Parity Report Corporate Final 2016

This Corporate Parity Report outlines the data and tells the story of the first year of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Corporate Champions. This report outlines the Corporate Champions'€™ progress toward reaching their individual IMPACT commitments and includes a transparent accounting of all program data. This includes standard reporting figures on workforce composition as well as qualitative and quantitative assessments of each company's work on gender equality and women'€™s empowerment.

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ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN From the Beijing Platform for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals

The following booklet contains relevant sections of the principal international agreements over the past twenty years where countries have committed to responding to violence against women and girls.

These include:

  • Area D of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), a global policy framework and blueprint for action for the empowerment of women and girls;
  • The Agreed Conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, adopted at its fifty-seventh session (2013); and
  • The Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Outcomes of the Twenty-Third Special Session of the General Assembly (2015).
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Violence Against Women And Girls in Public Transport by WEL

A study by Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) Violence against women and girls is a vice that has been happening in the public and private setting globally hence denying survivors their basic rights to enjoy peace. Studies have shown that women are more likely to be affected than men and can occur within the private and public spaces. The current Statistics by the Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014 paints a grim picture, indicating that 49% (one in two of) Kenyan women experience violence in their lifetime. According to a 2013 UNFPA report, one in five women worldwide will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime with the majority of sexual assault survivors being young girls. These experiences impact negatively on their freedom of movement, reduces their ability to actively participate in development initiatives, limits their access to essential services, enjoyment of cultural and recreational opportunities and ultimately negatively impacts their health and well-being.

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Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty reduction and Sustainable Development: A Handbook to strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes

Over the past two decades, rapid economic growth has lifted millions of people out of poverty and there has been considerable progress by countries on a number of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe, 90 per cent of children in developing regions now enjoy primary education, there have been significant improvements in all health indicators, and the target of halving the proportion of people who lack access to improved sources of water has been met. Yet, despite these remarkable gains, 1.2 billion people still live below the poverty line, and much more needs to be done to eradicate poverty.

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International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) Gender policy 2015

In October 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security. The resolution recognizes the impact of armed conflict on women, their under-representation in peace processes and the important role they play in the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. The UN Security Council, through this resolution, called for urgent measures for mainstreaming gender perspectives in all conflict prevention and resolution initiatives. The resolution became the first comprehensive international framework that mandates mainstreaming of gender in Peace Support Operations. Preceding the UNSCR1325 was the Department of Peace-Keeping Operations (DPKO) study on mainstreaming agender perspective in multi-dimensional peace support operations, the Windhoek Declaration and Namibia Plan of Action that called for the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in all areas of a multi-dimensional peace support operations. This was in recognition that the history, concept and practice of peace keeping was male- dominated, yet modern day peace-keeping has become complex and gendered with different effects on women and men hence requiring joint efforts from both.

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The Cost of The Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity

This report is a joint product of UN Women, the United Nations Development Programme - United Nations Environment Programme Poverty-Environment Initiative (UNDP-UNEP PEI) Africa, and the World Bank. The collaboration was led by UN Women, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).The report provides a unique quantification of the costs in terms of lost growth opportunities and an estimate of what societies, economies, and communities would gain if the gender gap in agriculture is addressed.

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The Gender Agenda Assessing gender issues in the media

A report by the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) that examines closely the proportion of men and women in the media and gender policies which are critical in the streamlining of their representation. Further the study reveals that many media outlets operate without gender policies. Since media is key in setting agenda for societies, it is time it took up the mantle and not only advocate for equality but also inculcate that equality. This is a timely study which will equip all media stakeholders with more information and understanding of gender issues in the Kenya’s media.

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This is a media coverage report on the 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF RESOLUTION 1325. It how the media around the world reported on the Resolution 1325 and in different languages

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Debunking Myths on Women MPs report

The report primarily focuses on contributions made by Women Parliamentarians (WP) as recorded in The Hansard, which is the official verbatim record of debates in the Kenyan Parliament. The scope of the report is the period between March 2013 when the 11th Parliament had its first sitting and 3Oth June 2015 when this report was commissioned. Contributions prior to and after the dates indicated have been left out. A few secondary sources will be used for additional information.

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Implementing the Constitutional Two Thirds Gender Principle The Cost of Representation

A report commissioned by the National Women’s Steering Committee in an effort to promote informed discussion and debate on one of the most important gender issues in Kenya and among the most significant of the Uhuru Kenyatta administration, as the first government elected under the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

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The objective of the “One UN” is to improve the impact, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness and positioning of the UN system in Kenya to enable it better assist the country to meet the MDGs and Vision 2030. This will be achieved through One Programme, One Budgetary Framework, One Office, One Leader and Communicating as One. readmore