Kenyan Activists Cry Foul Over Gender Ruling

Women’s rights advocates have criticized the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling against implementing a gender quota in Parliament ahead of the 2013 general elections as a violation of women's constitutional rights.

A woman goes through the harmonised Draft Constitution of Kenya.

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  • Kenya:  Court Rules Against Gender Quota in 2013 Parliament

    Inter Press Service, 14 December 2012

    Kenya's rights activists are furious that the country's highest court "violated" women's constitutional rights by ruling against the implementation of a gender quota in parliament ... read more »