Im­ple­ment two-thirds gen­der rule to undo his­tor­i­cal in­jus­tices, says Fida

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Fida has urged the govern­ment to im­ple­ment the two-thirds gen­der prin­ci­ple.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, the fed­er­a­tion said power in­equal­i­ties have his­tor­i­cally lim­ited women’s at­tain­ment of po­lit­i­cal rights.

“This is oc­ca­sioned by pa­tri­ar­chal sys­tems that do not ap­prove of women’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in pol­i­tics, eco­nomic in­equal­i­ties that limit women’s eco­nomic abil­i­ties to finance po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns and pro­pa­ganda that in­crease vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of women to abuse, in­tim­i­da­tion and as­sault dur­ing po­lit­i­cal pro­cesses,” the fed­er­a­tion said.

It said the Con­sti­tu­tion calls for gen­der bal­ance in elec­tive and ap­pointive agen­cies and pro­vides that not more than two-thirds of the mem­bers should be of the same gen­der. Fida said in­clu­sive­ness should be the norm.

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