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Korean Ambassador pays courtesy call to CS Kobia
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Kenya, Mr Young Dae Kwon, paid a courtesy call to the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Prof. Margaret Kobia, at her Harambee House office.
Prof. Kobia launches a Steering Committee for this year’s International Youth Day
A steering committee to spearhead the planning for the commemoration of this year’s International Youth Day (IYD) has been launched.The commemoration of the celebrations to be marked on the 12th of August, 2018
Homa Bay County Youths to benefit from Affirmative Funds
Hon Shebesh launches a Youth Training Programme for Homa Bay County youths, sponsored by the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF), at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) headquarters in Nairobi.
Kenya Girl Guides Association marks World Thinking Day celebrations
Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Prof. Margaret Kobia, joined the First Lady Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta who presided over the Kenya Girl Guides Association World Thinking Day Celebrations, at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi.
Swearing of Cabinet Secretaries at statehouse
HE Hon.Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander In Chief of the Defence Forces and the Cabinet Secretaries including Prof.Margaret Kobia at the statehouse on the swearing in day
HE and the leadership of the Ministry
HE Hon.Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander In Chief of the Defence Forces With the leadership of the Ministry during the National Youth Service Recruits passing-out parade at the National Youth Service College, Gilgil on 16th February, 2018

The Unveiling of Big Four Agenda is a Catalyst to Women and Girls’ Empowerment, Declares Prof. Kobia

The Unveiling of Big Four Agenda is a Catalyst to Women and Girls’ Empowerment, Declares Prof. Kobia
Nairobi, June, 21st 2018
Kenya’s efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls and attainment of gender equality have been boosted by the unveiling of the four key priority areas by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Prof. Margaret Kobia has said.
Addressing participants during the Post 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at a Nairobi hotel, Prof. Kobia stated that unveiling of the ‘Big Four’ pillars namely; food security and nutrition, manufacturing, universal health coverage and affordable housing will have a major impact on women and girls living in the rural areas and build on progress made.
“I wish to thank His Excellency the President, Kenya Government, Development Partners and Private Sector for the role they have played in empowering women and girls Economically, Health, Education, Leadership and Decision Making,” she stated.
Prof. Kobia, revealed that her Ministry will produce the Pathfinders book documenting their experiences, depicting a journey fraught with many challenges but with some victory in every battle fought, adding “This book will definitely be an inspiration to many others and useful for mentorship programmes for the young females aspiring leaders in the country”.

“Therefore, today we can confidently say we are not where we were decades ago in advancing the gender agenda. Many of the transformative advances have also been driven by commitments of our government, gender equality advocates, women’s movements, parliaments, political parties and a cross section of development partners,” she affirmed.
Moving forward and as agreed at the CSW, Prof Kobia, further stated that the Ministry will develop a structured platform for constructive and systematic engagement with the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA), Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, academia, male champions as well as the eminent women among other groups to advance gender equality and women empowerment.
Concluding her remarks, Prof. Kobia reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to providing leadership to expedite actions to achieving the human rights of women and girls and also implements actions that will bring meaningful change in the country and the lives of the women and girls in rural areas.
Emphasizing the need to closely work together, inspiring each other and learn from each other’s good practices and innovations, and mobilize resources, the Cabinet Secretary called on the participants to seek new ways to ensure that the key priority areas, on gender equality and the empowerment of women be enhanced in realizing the Grand National agenda, Africa’s agenda 2063 as well as the Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 transformative agenda.
While making her welcoming remarks, the Principal Secretary for Gender Affairs, Safina Kwekwe, reminded participants the sacrifices made by trailblazers agitating for gender equality, calling on them to embrace and keep the spirit high.
On her part, Zebib Kavuma, Country Director-UN-Women, stated the need for stakeholders to take stock the achievement and challenges facing women and girls in rural areas with a view of enhancing their capacity in food security and nutrition.

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