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Leaders cite lack of political will on gender equality - 5 days ago, 10:05

Gloria Aradi

Lack of political will is hindering attainment of gender parity, key leaders have said.

Speaking in Mombasa during a forum whose theme was “A Gendered Approach to Unlocking the Potential for Sustainable Development”, the leaders also cited insufficient funding and cultural factors as hurdles towards implementation of gender laws.

“The question is no longer about the laws, the question is implementation,” noted Priscilla Nyokabi, a commissioner with the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC), during discussions at the second annual regional conference sponsored by Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

Even though Kenya has developed multiple laws and policies to ensure the attainment of gender equality in all areas, including the two-thirds gender rule, they said the laws and policies remained ineffective due to failure of institutions to implement them.

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