Globally great strides have been made in embracing and actualizing the women’s political, economic and social equality. Closer home, Kenya continues to lag behind as compared to her East African counterparts. Kenyan women continue to be marginalized in many areas of society especially in the area of leadership and decision-making. Center For Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) under the Leadership and Governance program supports women leaders in various decision making spaces both at the national and county level; in elective and non-elective positions. This is through pushing, lobbying, advocating and agitating for the women’s agenda at all fronts to address the inequality and marginalization that women have faced in the political, social-economic and cultural context. This shall be achieved by building their capacities with the knowledge and skills required to articulate the constituents’ needs and priorities as they discharge their duties. This support will enable women effectively engage in decision making processes that will engender the budgets, laws and policies that will benefit women at the county and national levels. In the last two years CREAW has been implementing two projects in Meru, Nyeri and Kitui counties. The projects dubbed “Strengthening Women Leadership” in Meru and Nyeri and “towards gender inclusivity and equality’ in Kitui county, were anchored on Article 10 and 81(b) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
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