Stakeholders urge surpport for women’s visibility,participation in politics

Stakeholders urge surpport for women’s visibility,participation in politics

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE,2022-Less than 60 days to the general election, stakeholders in women’s rights advocacy are calling for collaboration with the media to support women’s visibility and participation in politics.

According to Anne Ireri the Executive Director of Federation of Female Lawyers in Kenya, there is evidence to show the critical role the media plays in gender mainstreaming.

Ireri also challenged political parties to give their female aspirants a fair chance to participate in active politics.

She was speaking during a meeting between FIDA, the Kenya Editors Guild and a section of women aspirants.

Acknowledging the gender gap in media coverage, stakeholders from the media sector challenged women seeking elective posts to be flexible and always ready to take up opportunities for media coverage to enhance their visibility.

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