Inter Gender Forums on Combating Electoral Gender Based Violence-Burnt Forest, Uasin Gishu County

Between September and October 2020, CEEC with support from GIZ conducted a total of 16 Inter-gender forums in eight farms in Burnt Forest namely; Ndungulu, Barekeiwo, Rukuini, Kagongo, Chuiyat, Kamuyu, Kaplelach and Lingway. The forums were part of the project, ‘Combating Electoral Gender Based Violence through Positive Masculinities and Femininities in Burnt Forest’. A total of 430 community members participated in the forums. In same gender groups, the forum participants explored challenges that hinder women from accessing leadership, strategies that can be used to address these challenges as well as the role of both men and women in promoting women’s leadership. For each forum, the trainees who were supported by CEEC staff, facilitated the men only/women only group discussions and then brought the two groups together in plenary to share key issues arising from their discussions. The participants then generated strategies and reached consensus on how to promote gender inclusive leadership.