Policy Advocacy and Outreach

THEMATIC AREA 3: POLICY ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH

The objective of the Policy Advocacy and Outreach Thematic Area is to influence national and regional policies to take on board African women’s views and perspectives.

Policy advocacy will focus mainly on auditing government policies with the aim of contributing to informed policy dialogue, as well as to mainstream women’s perspectives in policy processes and development of public programmes. Particularly, the AWSC is monitoring the manner in which provisions of the 2010 Kenyan Constitution are implemented including Article 43 on socio-economic rights, article  81b, 97, 98 & 177 on representation of the people with particular focus on affirmative action, principles on women’s representation and devolution which will promote people’s participation in their governance and management of resources.

 

 

Strategies

  • Encourage participatory action research;
  • To conduct evidence-based policy advocacy on issues of critical concern to African women with the aim of promoting women-responsive policies;
  • Conduct research on the status and best practices in the implementation of affirmative action provisions and devolved government and their impact on women, national and African development;
  • To consult and engage governmental and non-governmental organizations in the formulation and development of programmes and policies affecting African women;
  • To build capacity of stakeholders on women-responsive policies;
  • Increasing awareness on the importance of the African women’s perspectives and knowledge on issues affecting them in their social context;
  • Sharing knowledge on African women with policy makers nationally and globally.

 

Expected Outcomes to be achieved

  • Participatory action-oriented research reports;
  • Evidence-based policy advocacy on issues of critical concern to African women carried out;
  • Reports and policy briefs on the status and best practices in the implementation of affirmative action provisions and devolved government and their impact on women, national and African development availed;
  • Capacity of stakeholders on women-responsive policies built;
  • Awareness on the importance of the African women’s perspectives and knowledge on issues affecting them in their social context increased;
  • Knowledge on African women shared with policy-makers nationally and globally;

 

Head of Thematic Area

  1. Prof. Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira

 http://profiles.uonbi.ac.ke/wkabira/

 

Staff under Thematic Area

  1. Wanjiku Gathoni Gacheche
  2. Gideon Ruto
  3. Minneh Nyambura

 

Projects under Thematic Area

Ongoing Projects

  1. Promoting and Advocating for the Implementation of Article 43 (1) (c) of the Kenya Constitution: Zero Tolerance to Hunger and Malnutrition

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke//node/743

 

  1. Implementation of Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya on Economic and Social Rights: (Amkeni Wakenya – AWSC Project: Phase II).

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke//node/741

 

  1. Cost of Gender Gaps Research Project (UN WOMEN – AWSC Project)

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke//node/764

 

Past Projects

  1. Influencing Policies and Programmes in Vision 2030 & Documenting Women’s Experiences (AuSAID Phase II)

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke//node/730

 

  1. Promoting and Advocating for the Implementation of Article 43(1) (c) on Food Security (SUNY – AWSC Project)

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke//node/746

 

  1. Implementation of Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya on Economic and Social Rights (Amkeni Wakenya – AWSC Project: Phase I)

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke//node/742

 

Links for news items on the thematic area

1.Food Security Baseline Survey

            http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke/node/845

2.Commissioning of Phase II data collection to Documentation of Women's Experiences with food security in 6 Counties

            http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke/node/782

3.AWSC/KNBS National Food Security Baseline Survey shortlisted candidates

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke/node/836

 

Pictures (links to galleries under thematic area)

  1. Civic education: training on Kenya’s voting procedure

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke/image/tid/26

  1. Influencing Policies & Programmes In Vision 2030 & Documenting Women’s Experiences (AuSAID Phase II)

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke/image/tid/29

3.Kenyans for Peace

http://awsc.uonbi.ac.ke/image/tid/25

 

Message from the Director

 

Prof. Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira, EBS

Director,

African Women's Studies Centre

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Contacts

AFRICAN WOMEN’S STUDIES CENTRE

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

P.0. Box 30197- 00100, NAIROBI

TEL: (+254-20) 3318262 Ext: 28075,

Mobile: 0725 740 025; 0710 819 871

EMAIL: awsikenya@yahoo.co.uk; awsckenya@uonbi.ac.ke

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