National Dialogue on Political Parties’ Internal Democracy in Kenya

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Published: 
29 May 2017
Language: 
English
Pages: 
27

The National Dialogue on Political Parties’ Internal Democracy was jointly organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD-Kenya).

The central theme of the dialogue is gender in political parties’ intra-party democratic processes, internal systems and practices. The Dialogue aims to be a platform for collective reflection and consensus-building by key political stakeholders on parties’ internal procedures for nominating candidates in Kenya. The idea is to foster compliance with the constitutional provision that not more than two-thirds of the members of any elected or appointed body shall be of the same gender. The aim of the meeting was to enable its participants to:

  • Analyse intra-party democracy processes and systems to identify the gender-based impediments to accessing elected positions of power and decision-making at all levels in Kenya;
  • Assess the state of regulatory frameworks to increase the nomination of women candidates and devise measures/mechanisms for monitoring political parties’ nomination processes; and
  • Define the key elements that will be required in political parties’ strategies to achieve gender equality in candidate nomination in Kenya.

 

 

 

Contents

Acronyms

Introduction

Session 1: Opening session

Session 2: Comparative analysis of political parties through a gender lens

Session 3: Contextual analysis and overview of the implementation of the constitutional principle on gender parity in elections and politics

Addendum to Session 3: Assessment of the electoral framework

Session 4: Political parties’ internal processes and practices

Day 2: Recap

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