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Samburu Women Defy Odds, Make Strides In Politics and Administration

Samburu Women Defy Odds, Make Strides In Politics and Administration

For years, Samburu women were nowhere among leaders and administrators due to the patriarchal underpinnings of their culture, where women were not even allowed to make decisions. Barriers such as exploitation of girls and female genital mutilation (FGM) slowed their participation in labour, governance and education. Things are, however, changing with the dispensation of the […]

Kenyan Government Rejects UN Refugee Repatriation Plan

Kenyan Government Rejects UN Refugee Repatriation Plan

Kenya has rejected a United Nations agency roadmap for the closure of refugee camps that stretches to December 31 next year. The Kenyan government on March 23 decided to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, which collectively host over 500,000 people, a majority of whom are from Somalia, and gave the United Nations High Commissioner […]

Women-Led Kenyan Design House Wins Fashionomics Africa Sustainable Design Competition For Turning Fruit Waste Into Eco-Friendly Footwear

Women-Led Kenyan Design House Wins Fashionomics Africa Sustainable Design Competition For Turning Fruit Waste Into Eco-Friendly Footwear

The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative has named a women-led Kenya shoe design house as the winner of its competition to support producers of sustainable fashion. Pine Kazi, which converts pineapple leaf and recycled rubber into fashionable footwear, won the $2,000 Fashionomics Africa competition cash prize. In addition, the business will have the opportunity […]

Thirty Years On, Women-Only Village Inspires Land Equality In Rural Kenya

Thirty Years On, Women-Only Village Inspires Land Equality In Rural Kenya

When Jane Nolmongen’s husband banished her from their family home in northern Kenya after discovering she had been raped by a British soldier, she went somewhere she knew she would be safe: a village entirely run by women, where men are not allowed. For the past 30 years, Nolmongen has lived in Umoja village in […]

Kenya Court Ruling Gives Boost to Fight Against FGM

Kenya Court Ruling Gives Boost to Fight Against FGM

Kenya court upholds a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) giving a boost to end FGM while one in five Kenyan women (15 to 49 years old) experience serious health problems Kenya’s High Court ruling upholding a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) will give a much-needed boost to the fight to end the widely […]

Covid-19 – 50% of Women in Mining Experienced GBV

Covid-19 – 50% of Women in Mining Experienced GBV

A survey on the impact of Covid-19 on women in the artisanal mining (small-scale) sector in Kenya covering six counties, shows half of women experienced gender-based violence (GBV). The unfortunate thing is, however, that 95 per cent of women who participated in the survey observed that GBV victims do not get justice. The Kenya Land […]

Women From Pastoral Counties Demand Inclusion in Land Issues

Women From Pastoral Counties Demand Inclusion in Land Issues

The main obstacle to women’s access to control and use of land in pastoralist communities is a culture that only allows men, who head the households, to control and manage the resources. Pastoral counties have thus, been asked to actively involve women on land issues. Samburu Women Trust Executive Director Ms Jane Meriwas said county […]

More Mothers Still Birthing In Their Homes

More Mothers Still Birthing In Their Homes

Only one of 10 women who gave birth in public health facilities in the country last year succumbed, but there are still fears that more women gave birth at home on fear of contracting Covid-19. Data from the Ministry of Health on maternal mortality ratios over the past five years shows that there was a […]

When Girls Come Together, Big Things Happen

When Girls Come Together, Big Things Happen

The mechanical engineering field is one that has some of the highest gender gaps globally, with men dominating the sector. But a group of girls has set out to transform this by mentoring girls in Sciences. At 28, Lynda Kanguhe, is one of the few women mechanical engineers in Kenya, having a speciality in plumping […]

Kenya Supports Reproductive Health Education

Kenya Supports Reproductive Health Education

The County Government of Murang’a has supported reproductive health education for minors. Health CEC Joseph Mbai told the Nation on phone that: “What we are opposed to is minors being given free access to contraceptives and abortion services since that is tantamount to giving them a free licence to promiscuity.” He said such education must […]

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