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

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 Shukran Hussein Gure, Women MP

County:Garissa County
Political Affiliation: Wiper/CORD

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KEWOPA MEMBERS BILLS AND MOTIONS – TUESDAY 4TH / WEDNESDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2016

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: WEDNESDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2016

THE BASIC EDUCATION (AMENDMENT) BILL (NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 39 OF 2016)
Sponsor: Hon. Grace Kiptui, M.P.,
Stage: First Reading

MOTION: THE BASIC EDUCATION (AMENDMENT) BILL (NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 39 OF 2016)
Hon. Joyce Emanikor, MP.,

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TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2016

THE COUNTY STATISTICS BILL (SENATE BILL NO. 11 OF 2016)
Sponsor: Sen. Naisula Lesuuda
Stage: First Reading

Link: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2016/TheCountyStatisticsBill2016.pdf

THE NATIONAL COHESION AND INTEGRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL(SENATE BILL NO. 6 OF 2016)
Sponsor: Sen. Beatrice Elachi
Stage: 2nd Reading

Link:
http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2016/NationalCohesionandIntegration_Amendment_Bill_2016.pdf

THE PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS (PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL) (AMENDMENT) BILL (SENATE BILL NO. 9 OF 2016)
Sponsor: Sen. Fatuma Dullo
Stage: 2nd Reading

Link: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2016/ThePublicAppointment_ParliamentaryApproval__Amendment_Bill_2016.pdf

*THE SELF HELP ASSOCIATIONS BILL (SENATE BILL NO. 2 OF 2015)
Sponsor: Sen. Martha Wangari
Stage: 2nd Reading

MOTION(S):

Sen. Fatuma Dullo

THAT, AWARE that the Senate resolved to establish a select Committee comprising eleven (11) Senators to inquire into the policy and legislation on the treatment of prisoners and detained persons in correctional facilities in Kenya on 22nd October, 2015;

APPRECIATING, that the mandate of the Select Committee lapsed and the Senate extended the same for forty five days on 7th April, 2016;

REGRETING, that due to heavy workload and sheer magnitude of the assignment, the Committee is yet to table its report in the House and requires more time to conduct a further and thorough inquiry into the subject matter of its mandate;

NOW THEREFORE, the Senate resolves to renew the mandate of the committee by a further period of thirty (30) days to enable it conclude its work and table its report in the House.

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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