In Declares Kenya We Believe Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Despite a lot of gains made in Kenya, many challenges remain: discriminatory laws and social norms remain pervasive, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, and 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 report experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period.
Pastoralists Girls and women in Kenya hold unlimited potential. The barriers that constrain these women are multifaceted. Issues like gender-based violence remain pervasive. Decades after independence, women are underrepresented in decision-making processes at all levels. Women and girls still spend long hours collecting water and firewood. Household chores limit school attendance and work options.
They have less access to and control over the benefits of land tenure, education, and employment opportunities. Their increased contributions are needed to help Kenya reach their development goals. Alongside our partners Declares Kenya works to promote women’s engagement in every aspect of development.
Our Aim is to: