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WOMEN/GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of their political, social, economic and health status is a highly important end in itself. In addition, it is essential for the achievement of sustainable development.

Kenyan Citizen 4 Good Governance seeks to work hand in hand with county governments, Partners and reliable stakeholders to act so as to empower women/girls and by taking various steps to eliminate inequalities between men and women by:

  • Establishing mechanisms for women’s equal participation and equitable representation at all levels of the political process and public life in each community and society and enabling women to articulate their concerns and needs;
  • Promoting the fulfilment of women’s potential through education, skill development and employment, giving paramount importance to the elimination of poverty, illiteracy and ill health among women;
  • Eliminating all practices that discriminate against women; assisting women to establish and realize their rights, including those that relate to reproductive and sexual health;
  • Adopting appropriate measures to improve women’s ability to earn income beyond traditional occupations, achieve economic self-reliance, and ensure women’s equal access to the labour market and social security systems;
  • Eliminating violence against women;
  • Eliminating discriminatory practices by employers against women, such as those based on proof of contraceptive use or pregnancy status;
  • Making it possible, through laws, regulations and other appropriate measures, for women to combine the roles of child-bearing, breast-feeding and child-rearing with participation in the workforce.