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Nairobi City County Marks international Women’s day with women emphasizing on breaking the bias.

Nairobi 3rd March 2022

Nairobi City County Gender Department in collaboration with other partners today held International Women’s day commemorations  themed ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ at Hilton hotel.

The day was marked with women aspirants emphasizing on breaking the bias.

Key areas of discussion  included; the role of state agencies in addressing  barriers to women’s  political participation, role of political  parties  in enhancing women participation in politics and the role of civil society actors in promoting accountability  of state agencies on electoral safety.

Nairobi County Government  Executive in charge of Gender Department Ms. Lucia Mulwa who is also the Co-Chair Gender Working Group Committee in Nairobi County alongside the  Nairobi County  Commissioner Ms. Flora Mworoa, stressed that women issues is everyone’s business and can not be coordinated by one organization alone.

Ms. Lucia said that the County Government is working on construction of a safe house for survivors  of sexual and gender based violence in the county.

Said Ms. Lucia,” if we ensure no woman goes through violence and empower them financially, nothing will stop them from being in leadership. I call upon all stakeholders to work together, achieve together and celebrate together”. In November, 2021, the then Deputy Governor and Acting Governor, Ann Kananu, signed into law the Sexual Gender Based Violence ( SGBV) Bill at City Hall Nairobi. Governor Kananu said the bill sought to establish an interconnected reporting and referral system that would guide survivors on where to seek help. “It’s overall role is to accelerate efforts towards the elimination of all forms of GBV in Nairobi County and ensure perpetrators are severely punished.” Said Governor Kananu.

Different speakers  present urged women to move from their comfort zones and position themselves for political  and leadership positions in the country.

The event was attended  by Nairobi County  Women Representative Hon. Esther Passaris, Nairobi County  Commissioner Flora Mworoa, County Department of Gender Officers,  State  Department  of Gender  representatives, NMS representatives, representatives  from Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), various gender stakeholders and women political aspirants from different  political parties.

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