Change gender balance status in our politics

Members of Parliament debate the gender bill on November 21, 2018. Increasing the number of women legislators is an important democratic goal. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Women’s entry, participation and advancement in politics is hindered by several socio-economic, cultural and political factors.
  • Gender imbalance in the political arena must be considered as problematic from a democratic and a human rights perspective.

Like many other nations, Kenya is a predominantly patriarchal society with deeply entrenched traditional gender roles.

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