Created Date Friday, 09 February 2018
Filesize 1.42 Megabytes

Women and Men in Kenya - fact and figures 2017

The Women and Men in Kenya booklet provides facts and figures on the status of women and men in Kenya. The booklet represents indicators focusing on the following: population, health, education, employment, governance, domestic violence, decision-making, and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The information is extracted from various publications produced by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, State Department of Basic Education and National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC).

Created Date Monday, 29 January 2018
Filesize 2.85 Megabytes

Assessment Report on Access to Government Procurement Opportunities

Public procurement in Kenya has become a major driver in the economy in Kenya since the government expenditure in Kenya is approximately 10% of Gross Domestic Product. However, although Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can act as engines of growth in Kenya, they face various constraints that prevent them taking advantage of the AGPO initiative.

Created Date Monday, 29 January 2018
Filesize 364 Kilobytes

Gender Mainstreaming Guidance Note final

This guidance note is intended to assist Sector Working Groups to ensure the different issues and needs of men and women, boys and girls are analyzed and addressed within their sector. It is designed in such a way that it can be used by all SWG representatives, irrespective of whether they have gender specific expertise. Questions in this note are based on a yes/no answer and enable the identification of key recommendations/actions to enhance the gender responsiveness of the sector. Please note that the guidance note is generic and thus not all questions may be applicable in every sector.

Created Date Monday, 29 January 2018
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Why Women are a Priority

There is growing global recognition that women play multiple roles both within violent extremist organisations and in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). However, very little is known about women and violent extremism in the context of Kenya. Through focus group discussions with women in affected communities and individual interviews with three al-Shabaab returnees and other stakeholders – including government officials, donors and civil society – this study aimed to gain insights into the roles that women play in relation to violent extremism in Kenya, the gendered impacts of radicalisation and violent extremism, and the efficacy of current responses to violent extremism in relation to women.

Created Date Thursday, 14 December 2017
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Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya Why women's needs matter

Violent extremism has multiple impacts on the lives of women that are compounded by the pressures of poverty and related development factors. Government, donors and NGOs have taken steps to counter and prevent violent extremism in Kenya, but many of these responses are gender neutral and do not sufficiently address women’s needs.

Created Date Thursday, 14 December 2017
Filesize 2.99 Megabytes

The role of women in Violent Extremism in Kenya

Recruiters, spies, cooks and cleaners. These are just a few of the indirect roles women play in violent extremist groups such as al-Shabaab. The full extent of their involvement remains unknown, including their more direct role as perpetrators of violent extremist acts in Kenya. The indirect roles women play appear to be more prominent and are connected to the individual, socioeconomic, cultural and political contexts. Yet their involvement remains deeply nuanced and impervious to generalisation.

Created Date Wednesday, 13 December 2017
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This Guide seeks to provide assistance to those working to increase the participation of women in electoral processes and mitigate the prevalence of violence against women in elections

Created Date Thursday, 10 August 2017
Filesize 3.58 Megabytes

GBV Directory of National and County contacts

Created Date Friday, 02 June 2017
Filesize 344 Kilobytes

A duty bearers policy brief on the cost of gender based violence in Kenya

This study was commissioned to determine the economic burden of gender-based violence to survivors in Kenya. Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread and socially tolerated forms of human rights violations, cutting across nationality, race, class, ethnicity, and religion.

Created Date Friday, 02 June 2017
Filesize 350 Kilobytes

A Media policy brief on the cost of gender based violence in Kenya

This study was commissioned to determine the economic burden of gender-based violence to survivors in Kenya. Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread and socially tolerated forms of human rights violations, cutting across nationality, race, class, ethnicity, and religion.

Created Date Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Filesize 908 Kilobytes

Infotrak Poll Report on Elections Peace Security & Cohesion

A survey on elections, peace, security and cohesion commissioned by Integrated Development Network (IDN) and conducted by Infotrak Research and conducted between 9th-12th April 2017. The Survey touches on trust in key institutions related to elections, perceptions on the 2017 elections and security, incitements and level of politics trigger.

Created Date Monday, 24 April 2017
Filesize 1.03 Megabytes

Afrobarometer Survey 2017 Gender Equality

A survey by Afro-barometer on gender equality across Women'€™s political and civic participation, Women'€™s right to own and inherit land, Election of women to political office and Gender bias.

Created Date Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Filesize 2.28 Megabytes


An analysis by the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) of women political representation in Kenya, the affirmative action and the two thirds gender rule

Created Date Thursday, 16 March 2017
Filesize 1.04 Megabytes

MCK Election Guidelines 2017

These Media election coverage guidelines have been prepared by the Media Council of Kenya in collaboration with stakeholders with support from UN Women and UNDP among other partners and are aimed at helping journalists and media practitioners to provide comprehensive, accurate, impartial, balanced and fair coverage of elections, thus enabling the voter to make informed choices.

Created Date Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Filesize 587 Kilobytes


This study was commissioned to determine the economic burden of gender-based violence (GBV) to survivors in Kenya. This costing study aims to contribute to a deeper understanding among stakeholders including policymakers, political leaders, civil society, communities, and families – of the magnitude of the costs and potential costs of GBV in Kenya. The study drew samples from seven counties based on the prevalence of gender-based violence.

Created Date Monday, 06 February 2017
Filesize 4.84 Megabytes

Kenya Demographic and Heath Survey 2014

2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) provides information to help monitor and evaluate population and health status in Kenya. The survey, includes new indicators not collected in previous KDHS surveys, such as noncommunicable diseases, fistula, and men’s experience of domestic violence, are included. Also, it is the first national survey to provide estimates for demographic and health indicators at the county level. Following adoption of a constitution in Kenya in 2010 and devolution of administrative powers to the counties.

Created Date Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Filesize 1.43 Megabytes


An Infotrak survey commissioned by AfriCOG and KPTJ to conduct a nationwide survey to assess public perceptions of select independent commissions, institutions and the three arms of government in the discharge of their duties with transparency, accountability and integrity

Created Date Saturday, 21 May 2016
Filesize 1.48 Megabytes


Findings of the independent market research company, Ipsos survey released on the 17 May 2016 on the public understanding of the two-thirds gender rule, as provided by the Constitution. The survey gives insight by region, support by gender, political party support, general awareness of the rule, and reason for supporting and not supporting the rule,

Created Date Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Filesize 3.46 Megabytes

Inclusive Electoral Processes

Inclusive elections, where all those eligible have the opportunity to vote to choose their elected representatives, are central to democracy. Ensuring that women and men can and do participate without unfair barriers is a core component of delivering an inclusive election. This Guide presents the positive work being done by the very institutions that manage elections, known as Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs), to ensure women are able to play a key role within these institutions, as well as more broadly in the processes by which an electoral event is conducted and in the electoral event itself.

Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Filesize 7.59 Megabytes

A Training Manual to Enhancing Capacities Related to Gender and Gender-based Violence

Kenya frequently experiences humanitarian emergencies, including droughts, floods, landslides, ethnic conflicts, diseases, epidemics, and fires, among others, which necessitate multisectoral responses. Disasters and emergencies affect women, men, boys, and girls differently due to their roles, responsibilities, and status in society. Women and girls are more adversely affected as a result of their perceived lesser status. 

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