Our constitution, Our life!!
For the first time in the history of Kenya, there is a Constitution that recognizes the rights of women. As the country embarks on the implementation of the new law, Kenyans must remain vigilant and ensure that no gain is eroded. This is particularly so for women who will have to be vigilant to ensure that the laws being implemented also reinforce the spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
The gains summarized herein include how women can ensure that these gains are realized. These are prohibition of all forms of discrimination including violence against women; women’s right to own and inherit land; equality in marriage; right to matrimonial property; invalidity of discriminatory customary law; guaranteed women’s representation; women’s right to bestow citizenship to their foreign spouses and or children; and equal parental responsibility;
The booklet puts together the women’s gains realized in the constitution, draws out points of implementation and gives a summary of what it means for women and how they can use it