Women in Politics: Community, family, and political parties to blame for the low numbers

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) #BreakTheBias has a call to action for a gender equal world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.   Despite efforts to improve the involvement of women in elections, the political leadership in Kenya is still dominated by men.   As Kenyans reflect on this year’s IWD theme, there have been calls for policies and actions to result in more equitable gender representation in politics.  It is against this background that TIFA Research is sharing the results of a recent survey conducted on women in political leadership.

The study findings focus on the following thematic areas:

  • The perceived likelihood of women holding leadership positions in the ten years (Deputy president, speaker of the senate, speaker of the national assembly, head of the army and president)
  • Whether women stand a chance to be Kenya’s deputy president
  • The ability/skills  that women and men have to undertake particular roles in political leadership (representing the poor, budget management, etc.)
  • Main barriers to women pursuing elective county seats
  • Voter registration and intention to vote

Click HERE to download full report

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