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Gender Reforms in Kenya's Public Service

IDLO is working with the Government of Kenya to advance gender equality across the country and enact gender provisions contained in the Constitution. With an IDLO-embedded gender advisor assisting the relevant departments, a committee has been established to mainstream gender legislation and strengthen legal mechanisms for the advancement of gender equality, non-discrimination and rights of vulnerable groups. 

With regard to gender justice, IDLO has supported the judiciary in the development of the Judiciary Sexual Harassment Policy and Guidelines and has offered technical assistance to strengthen the Family Division of the High Court. This included a mentorship program for female judicial officers in collaboration with the Kenya Women’s Judges Association. IDLO has also supported the government to achieve its rule that not more than two-thirds of the members of the elective bodies shall be of the same gender.