Blog entries categorized under Equality & Anti-Discrimination
What is the two third gender rule?
The two third gender rule is one of the affirmative actions enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya in Article 27(8) of the Bill of right to help enhance equality. The two third gender rule requires that not more than two thirds of any elective or appointive position in the government of Kenya shall be of the same gender. It’s enshrined in the devolution chapter and is principle electoral governance in Kenya as per Article 81(b) of the Constitution. The senate , national assembly , county assemblies , all cabinets ( national government and county Government , Boards , the judiciary , constitutional commission and all state offices are therefore bound by this rule .
By Laura Maina
Xenophobic violence in South Africa illuminates opens discussion on human rights issues across the globe. Leaders and citizens of different nationalities are condemning the act deemed to be inhuman. The acts of looting, burning, killing of fellow black foreigners in the country has resulted to many states strategizing on evacuation for their citizens from the Durban city.
The LGBTI individuals in Kenya continue to be some of the most marginalized and discriminated individuals because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
The National Action Plan sets out the roles of stakeholders in the Women’s Agenda. It was launched by Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, Anne Waiguru, on 26 February 2015 at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi. All partners and leaders present committed to delivering the Women’s Agenda as set out in the Women’s Charter. The launch brought together grassroots peoples, organisations, scholars, national government, county government and international partners working together on the Women’s Agenda.