By Kerigo Odada The Constitution of Kenya 2010 upholds the rights of women as being equal in law to men, and entitled to enjoy equal  opportunities in the political, social and economic spheres. Under Article 81 (b) not more than two-thirds of the members of elective or appointive public bodies shall be of the same […]

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By Otina Kennedy* In many African communities, cultural leaders are increasingly under pressure to remain relevant in light of increasing awareness and advancements on human rights for women and men.  There are many cultural practices that are in direct conflict with some of the national and regional laws, especially those which focus on the rights […]

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The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, FEMNET, has called on hundreds of its members across over 40 African countries to organize and mobilize peaceful demonstrations at Nigerian Embassies around the continent on Thursday, 15th May 2014, also the International Day of the Family, to express pan-African solidarity with the abducted Nigerian school girls, their […]

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By Nebila Abdulmelik By now, I think you must have heard about Liz’s story – and the #JusticeForLiz campaign that has been started. We’re happy to note that over 600,000KSH was raised for Liz, who underwent surgery and is recovering. Doctors are hopeful that she should be back on her feet in six weeks. KNCHR […]

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By Eyob Balcha When it comes to Africa pulling out of the ICC, I have a complicated feeling: 1) I honestly believe that the upcoming extra-ordinary meeting is intended to delay justice to the victims of the violence both in Kenya and Sudan.  African ‘leaders’ are making a historic error if they agree to withdraw […]

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On the International Day of the Girl, we ask you to join us in demanding justice for Liz, a 16 year old girl who was beaten and gang-raped on her way home from her grandfather’s funeral and dumped in a pit latrine in Busia, Kenya. She is now wheelchair bound with a broken spine and […]

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By Dr. Awino Okech Like many Kenyans, I am deeply disturbed by the raw footage of Nairobi Governor Kidero’s vicious assault against Hon. Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi women’s representative, which occurred at his office on 6th of September 2013. I am troubled for two major reasons. First,  governor Kidero’s public display of uncontrolled fits of anger […]

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