50 JOURNEYS :Stories of courage and transformation from women political leaders in Kenya


Women’s struggle for inclusion and equal representation in politics has been difficult and drawn out. But it is an extremely important journey— women’s participation in governance is one of the best ways to tackle gender inequality. Half of the global population is female, and better representation is imperative. In Kenya, representation of women in the 12th Parliament stands at 23.3 percent, the highest since independence…but the lowest in the East Africa region.

This book provides a brief background of Kenyan women’s political journey, and the current context consists of the narratives from the 50 women, who delve into their experiences in the political arena and their personal journeys to political office.

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Geographic coverage: Africa Kenya
UN Women office publishing: Kenya Country Office
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