INTERGOVERNMENTAL COUNTY GENDER SECTOR WORKING GROUP FORUM
The commitment of the County Government of Nandi to attain gender equity and equality is underlined in various National and International legal and policy documents. Both the Constitution of Kenya and the Employment Act (2007), The National Policy on Gender and Development (2019) that recognizes that it is the right of men, women, boys and girls to participate in and benefit from development and other initiatives. It is a policy that seeks to help Kenya meet its development goals and establish women and men-friendly institutions.
The CEC Member for Gender and Social Welfare Rose Angira, attended the Intergovernmental County Gender Sector Working Group forum convened by the State Department of Gender and Affirmative Action to reflect on the status of platforms in sixteen counties.
The National Consultation Forum brought together representatives from both tiers of government to deliberate on the lessons learnt and opportunities available to achieve inclusion and gender equality.
The objective of the forum was to: increase the capacity of the participants on the use of multi-sectoral approach to promote effective implementation of gender equality and SGBV laws; reflect documents and disseminate learning and good practices from the county gender sector working groups; provide a platform for networking between state and non-state actors working groups on accelerating gender equality and ending SGNV in Kenya.
PS for Gender and Affirmative Action Veronica Nduva, while opening the forum, urged the participants and all sector players to take advantage of the framework to strengthen their collaboration in pursuit of a just society that respects rights and upholds the dignity of every individual.
The counties present were Kilifi, Nairobi, Nandi, Meru, Kisii, Kajiado, Makueni, Narok, Kitui, Migori, Busia, Machakos, Isiolo, Kwale, Kisumu and Embu.