Kenya gender ranking on education, economic inclusion drops

Alliance Girls High School students with senior Kenya Revenue Authority women leadership team  when they visited the school for a mentoring session on International Women's Day 2021.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya's gap in the education and economic front has worsened in the last 15 years.
  •  In 2021, Kenya has been ranked 84th on women participation in economic activities, which is a sharp drop from 40th in 2006.
  • Kenya also lost ground on education opportunities for women, managing position 126 in 2021, a sharp drop from position 88 some 15 years ago.

More women in Kenya are being locked out of education and employment opportunities than in the past 15 years, a new report shows, dealing a blow to efforts of reducing a huge gender development gap.

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