NAIROBI NOVEMBER 26, 2020, Education, Sports, Social Services and Gender Sector in partnership with the State Department of Gender, and with support from partners today launched the Nairobi County Gender Sector Working Group ( CGSWG)at Nairobi Serena hotel.
This is aimed at aligning and integrating the CGSWG with the Intergovernmental Consultative Framework for Gender.
The group was trained on the following topics; Intergovernmental Consultative Framework for Gender (ICFG) and the structure of the gender sector-working group, integration of the existing gender technical working with ICGF.
The role of CGSWG will include receiving and deliberating on annual work plans of each stakeholder for purposes of cooperation and coordination at county level, harmonize gender related activities to avoid duplication in the county, participate in the planning and implementation of gender related activities, ensure adherence to principles of gender based budgeting and partnering with relevant departments in formulation and review of gender responsive policies and strategies at the county level among many other functions.
The County Commissioner Madam Flora Mworoa who is also the chair to this committee noted that there are alot of problems in the society especially during this era of Covid 19 hence the need to come together to minimize gender based violence in the county.
The CECM Education Sports, Social Services and Gender Madam Lucia Mulwa who is also the co-chair to this committee called on the stakeholders in gender sector to work together in order to achieve greater outcomes in matters gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The director Gender Mainstreaming, State Department of Gender Mr. Protus Onyango who represented the PS State Department of Gender, underscored the need to get to the root cause of GBV and come up with strategies to deal with it.
The Women Representative Hon. Esther Passaris, observed that social fabric was being eroded exposing young girls and boys to moral decadency and noted the need for mentors and corporate as well as personal responsibility.
The event was attended by officers from Nairobi County, the State Department for Gender, County Chief Officer Education, Gender and Social Services, County Gender and Social Services Department Officers and Gender stakeholders drawn from various organizations.