GovernanceWomen in Kenya, despite forming a slight majority (52% of the Kenyan population) are marginalized, geographically dispersed and lacking in access to processes of governance.
Women’s performance in electoral processes and representation in other positions of leadership falls below par despite the realization of a new constitution (Constitution of Kenya 2010) that guarantees people’s rights and privileges including Affirmative Action. Increasing citizens’ participation in democratic processes is a key to sustainable development. This means ensuring equal participation between men and women in leadership and decision making processes.
ACWICT through its governace programmes seeks to utilize ICTs to enhance provision and access of information to enable voters make informed decisions; provision of a platform for debate through allowing exchange of opinions among contesting leaders and citizens; acting as a watchdog for fairness during election campaigns and polling; and providing a voice to voters.