WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
August 4, 2017
Women face uphill task as they fight for their space in political arena
Though, Kenya having a strong and enabling legal framework to support gender equality and give women equal opportunities, they still lag behind on all political fronts.
Women group to federal lawmakers: We won’t vote for you in 2019
A women advocacy group has vowed to mobilize the womenfolk to vote out lawmakers who opposed the 35 percent affirmative action bill.
The decision followed the rejection of 35 percent affirmative action for women in the just concluded constitutional amendment in the National Assembly.
The legislators, during last week’s vote on key areas of amendment of the 1999 Constitution, also voted against a proposal to allow a married woman to use either her indigeneship by birth or by marriage to take up appointment or contest for elective position.
Kwara state government urged to review agric master plan
The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) has called for the urgent review of the Kwara State Agricultural Master Plan for benefit of farmers and socio-economic development of the state.
The call was made by the Coordinator of WARDC, Lola Fademi who lead a delegate of Small Holder Women Farmers in the state on an advocacy visit to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Adegoke Bamidele, on Thursday.
Group photograph of participants in a two-day capacity development for peer educators on Accountability and Advocacy Skills for women in Lagos, organized by WARDC