Gender Equality

He for She Program

He for She Program

His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta is among a handful African Leaders who signed a United Nations He-For -She movement in 2016. The UN initiative seeks men to support its efforts in ensuring gender equality and empowerment of women all over the world.

The campaign was realized after it was evident that for gender equality to work, the movement has to involve the society as a whole, including both women and men. During girl child’s day, Celebrated on October 11, 2018 Kenya was ranked numerously among the top countries supporting the rights of Women and Girls.

Trailblazers Program

Trailblazers Program

The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender in collaboration with stakeholders championing girls and women agenda has established the Trailblazer Programme to identify, recognise, reward and  celebrate women leaders who have made significant contributions to Kenya’s political and socio-economic transformation.

This is in line with the Government’s commitment to promote gender equality and women empowerment programmes as spelt out in the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The steady progress made in implementing these global commitments has earned Kenya international recognition.

Gender Mainstreaming

Gender Mainstreaming

The emerging trend in the field of youth development is lobbying behind the need for a mainstream approach towards youth development and participation, which is the process of assessing the implications for youth of any planned action including legislation, policies and programmes in all areas and at all levels.

Youth mainstreaming is a comprehensive strategy to incorporate the concerns and experiences of young people in the planning and development cycle. It is also the integration of young people’s needs and contributions in all stages of planning, implementation and evaluation. It implies that youth concerns, visions and contributions are fully taken into account by all government ministries, departments and agencies as well as other institutions and organizations.

In recognition of the need to adopt a holistic approach to youth development and empowerment in Kenya, the Government has adopted a policy of mainstreaming youth issues in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies. It is a deliberate initiative to involve young people in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national policies. It is a call to all actors to promote an active and visible policy of mainstreaming and to include a youth perspective in all policies and programs.

Sanitary Towels

Sanitary Towels

The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender through the State Department of Gender is charged with the overall goal of promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as is enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. The aim of the programme is to increase the access of teenage girls to sexual and reproductive health products so as to minimize absenteeism and put them at par with their male counterparts.

This is also in line with the Government commitment to provide free compulsory basic education to every child in the country in accordance with the Basic Education Act 2013 and with Kenya’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 4 which states that all boys and girls should be able to have a quality education.

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