The prevalence of violence against women in elections in Kenya: Experiences from 2017

Michael Omondi Owiso, Faith Mbulwa

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Women constitute slightly more than half the population of Kenya. As such they therefore contribute to the process of nation building profoundly by playing critical roles in society. Participation in the electoral process as voters, candidates, election observers, election officials, party agents, activists, mobilizers and so on is therefore of crucial importance to the processes of nation-building. It is a role enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Women have however been persistently denied this opportunity. This paper examines the conceptual perspectives of violence against women in elections, traces the prevalence and outcomes of violence against women in the 2017 electoral process in Kenya and suggests possible measures/actions to help mitigate these problems. Data for this contribution was collected between March and August of 2017. Primary data include on one-on-one conversations with women in various capacities and focused group discussions held in 12 Counties in Kenya. Secondary data was obtained from newspapers, memos, policy briefs and reports from various organizations dealing with the issue. The paper concludes that violence against women was prevalent during the 2017 electoral process in Kenya as well as develops the understanding of violence against women in elections.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2019
StatusUnder udarbejdelse - 2019

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