Events Calendar

September 2016

National Assembly Long Recess: Friday, 2nd September – Monday, 3th October, 2016

Obligation to Protect (O2P) KEWOPA / AWEPA forum on the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM/C) and other harmful cultural practices in Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Meru and Embu County

KEWOPA / AWEPA Project on establishment and launch of the women Members of County Assembly Caucus in Lamu, Siaya and Transnzoia Counties

Order Papers

Welcome to KEWOPA

The Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) is a membership association of all women parliamentarians drawn from across all political parties both elected and nominated in the Senate and National Assembly.

Our Vision - Women and men are equitably represented in parliarment and decision making in public and private spheres to promote sustanable development.

Our Mission - To promote the advancement of parliarmentary democracy by enhancing knowledge & understanding of democratic governance and facilitate the networking of women parliarmentarians for the socio-economic and political development of Kenya.

Member of the Week

Hon Alice Wahome, MP

Constituency: Kandara
County: Muranga
Political Affiliation: TNA/Jubilee Alliance

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Access To Information Act 2015

The Access To Information Act 2015:

Sponsor: Hon. Priscilla Nyokabi Kanyua, MP; Women Representative, Nyeri County

The Access To Information Act, is the legislation that seeks to Article 35 of the Constitution on access to information by every citizen especially with regards to information held by the state (CoK, Art 35 (1) (a)) or information held by another person and required by a different party for the exercise or protection on any right or fundamental freedom (CoK, Art 35 (1) (b)). Further, it also protects individuals from slander / untrue information by parties (CoK, Art 35 (2)) as well as publication and publicity of any important information affecting the nation (CoK, Art 35 (3)). The Act proposes:

  1. To give effect to the right of access to information by citizens as  provided under Article 35 of the Constitution;
  2. To call for public entities and private bodies to proactively disclose information that they hold and to provide information on request in line with the constitutional principles
  3. To create a framework to facilitate access to information held by  private bodies in compliance with any right protected by the Constitution and any other law
  4. To promote routine and systematic information disclosure by public service and private service on constitutional principles relating to accountability, transparency and public participation and access to information
  5. To provide for the protection of persons who release information of public interest in good faith; and
  6. To provide a framework to facilitate public education on the right to access information under the Act.


The Bill was signed into Law by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta on 31st August 2016

For more information on the Act, follow the link below:

http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2015/AccesstoInformationBill2015.pdf

Activities

KEWOPA / AWEPA Project on establishment and launch of the women Members of County Assembly Caucuses

Monitoring and Evaluation of the KEWOPA/UNWOMEN Mentorship project on strengthening women’s voices and contributions in Parliament, County Assembly and within political parties.

KEWOPA/UNWOMEN Mentorship project on strengthening womens voices and contributions in Parliament, County Assembly and within political parties.

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Achievements

1. Legislative Function
Contributed towards the realization of the family Bills:- Marriage Act 2014 and the Matrimonial Property Act 2013 and Protection Against Domestic Violence Act

2. Representative function
Trained over 300 women members of county assembly and community leaders on the gender responsive budgeting guidelines and political party participation under the National Democratic Institute Programme.

3. Political parties function
Leadership and mentorship training for KEWOPA Members including a peer to peer mentorship program where the more experienced members mentor the first time members of parliament, a mentorship programme for women member of county assembly.

4.Institutional strengthening function
Increased technical staff (Programmes, Finance and Administration) at KEWOPA Secretariat from 5 to 9 to support the increased number of Women Members of Parliament.

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