Education and Training: Advantaging the Level of Women’s Legislative Participation in Kenya

Mokua Ombati

Abstract


This study examines data on the patterns, nature and extent of women’s legislative representation in Kenya and considers the role of education in increasing their participation. The main objective is to determine the status of women within the legislative assembly since Kenya gained independence in 1963 and explore the link between legislative representation, gender, and educational level and achievement. The study attempts to answer the question: Does education and training encourage women’s legislative participation? It concludes that more gender equality in education and training increases the chances of women participation in legislative leadership positions in Kenya.


Keywords


Women, Education, Training, Legislative Leadership, Kenya

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/generos.2017.2754

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