Ending Gender Violence in Elections: Inclusion of Women in Kenyan Politics and the National Dialogue Process from a Transitional Justice Perspective

Author
Agatha Ndonga, Kelli Muddell
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
Abstract
In its primary findings, Kenya's Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission noted that women and girls have been subject to systematic, state-sanctioned discrimination in all spheres of their lives, and that the state has failed to take measures to end the practices that restrict women’s political involvement. This paper highlights the need to overcome the political challenges Kenyan women face: their exclusion from political life, the continued violence against them during electoral contests, and their inability to rise to leadership positions in the country.
Topic
Political Violence, Gender Issues, Elections, Gender Based Violence , Inclusion
Political Geography
Kenya, Africa