Carole Ageng’o


Carole Ageng’o takes a closer look at the interplay between gender relations and conflict in the three phases of Kenya’s electoral process – pre-election, election and post-election. Highlighting the barriers women face to participating in each phase despite international standards and regional instruments for protection of the rights of women, Ageng’o argues that entrenched social roles have ‘made it difficult for men and women to share power, privilege and status on the basis of equality'. more

The pioneers of the International Women’s Day (IWD) in the late 19th century and early 20th century were ordinary women seeking rights that are today viewed as ordinary. In March 1917, previously downtrodden women gathering strength and passion swept through what is now Leningrad over several days in food riots, political strikes and demonstrations in a labour dispute that marked the most memorable International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day has today assumed a new global more