Two- Third Gender Majority Principle: Where next?


TOPIC: The Two Thirds Gender Majority Principle: Where Next?

On Thursday, 26th March 2015

At the Nairobi Safari Club, University Way, Nairobi

From 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm



August 2015 was the deadline set by the Supreme Court that would see the enactment of legislation on the implementation of the two thirds gender rule in the National Assembly and Senate. Five months to this deadline, there seems to be no common consensus among key stakeholders on how the two thirds gender representation principle will be achieved

The Heinrich Boell Stiftung in partnership with the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) hosts the Gender Forum this Thursday 26th March 2015 from 4pm to discuss the way forward on the two thirds principle deadline.

The Gender forum will dialogue with identified stakeholders and the public in seeking to engage and debate on the proposals so far, to understand the process toward meeting this deadline and to unravel the challenges and contribute ideas for consideration.

The Gender forum seeks to explore:

  • What are the proposed mechanisms are currently being explored to meet the two thirds gender rule?
  • What is the process towards meeting the August 2015 deadline?
  • What are the possible implications of not meeting the deadline?
  • How can the public be involved in the process?

Discussion Panel:

The discussion panel comprises of key stakeholders in this debate i.e. representatives from the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) and civil society representatives

About the Gender Forum

The Gender Forum is a monthly public dialogue convened by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung since 2001, facilitating dialogue on pertinent national social issues with a gendered lens. It brings together scholars, law makers and implementers, civil activists, government institutions, students and the general public, aiming at increasing knowledge and effectiveness of policy and programmes. The forum is convened in Nairobi, in Kisumu (in conjunction with Kenya Female Advisory Organisation KEFEADO) and it travels around Kenya in response to County interests.

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