Consultative Forum with Electoral Duty Bearers-Burnt Forest,Uasin Gishu County

On 19th August 2020, CEEC with the support of GIZ held a positive masculinities/femininities sensitization forum for electoral duty bearers from Uasin Gishu County in Eldoret town. The objective was to sensitize the duty bearers on how to promote women’s leadership through their work using the positive masculinities/femininities approach. After the forum, the duty bearers met with 27 women leaders and 16 male champions who had undergone a training on “Combating Electoral Gender Based Violence through Positive Masculinities and Femininities in Burnt Forest’’. The consultative forum that took place on 20th to 21st August 2020 at PCEA Church, Burnt Forest, was attended by representatives from the Office of Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP), the National Police Service (NPS), Media and Political Parties. It aimed at first of all demystifying the mandate of the different electoral duty bearers and secondly, brainstorming on ways that these duty bearers can help curb electoral gender based violence, thus promoting women’s leadership. The duty bearers committed to work with the trainees and the rest of the community to promote women’s leadership. In this regard, the trainees were encouraged to sensitize fellow community members on the mandate of the different duty bearers and to encourage them to hold them accountable.