Women in 2017 are not content with equal rights. Now we want power

Former Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu addresses women during the Women's Convention at Bomas of Kenya on March 10, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION

What you need to know:

  • MYWO is a women’s organisation but it was, and remains, in existence to serve male political establishment interests.
  • The work to secure women’s 2010 constitutional rights has not been conducted with the same singularity of purpose that helped secure these gains in the first place.
  • The legal rights focus of the women’s movement meant that lawyers and NGOs were at the forefront of the struggle, as it was important to articulate the legal issues.

On March 10, 2017, a coalition of women's and human rights organisations put together the largest political convention of women in Kenya's history.

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