Policy Engangement

The first International Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference, 2022

KU–WEE Hub Conference Concept The Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub (KU-WEE Hub) was established through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF) to generate evidence on what works to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kenya. For more information about the Hub, visit our website here. The KU-WEE Hub in collaboration with

Husbands and Boyfriends primary perpetrators of SGBV – Study

Husbands and Boyfriends primary perpetrators of SGBV – Study Majority of survivors reported physical and psychological violence By Evans Nyagwara A pilot study conducted by Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub’s Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) research team has identified Husbands (84.4%) and boyfriends (9.4%) as the biggest perpetrators of the vice.  The study

Kenyatta University Marks 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

The global theme for 2021 was “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”  , where color orange symbolized a brighter future, free of violence for women. Kenyatta University’s Centre for Gender Equity & Empowerment in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Gender & development Studies, and Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub, marked

Ministry of public Service, Gender, Senior citizens’ Affairs and Special Programmes lauds KU-WEE Hub on first year of Women’s Economic Empowerment project

The Hub staff, researchers and stakeholders retreated to Nakuru in December 2021 to take stock of the first year of the project implementation and chart a way froward for the second year. The Chief Guest during the five-day working retreat,Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens’ Affairs & Special Programs, Prof.

KU-WEE HUB Stakeholders’ Webinar

Women’s Participation in Management and Leadership in the Public Sector in Kenya: Closing the Gender Gap Date and Time: 15th October 2021 9.00 – 11.10 am East Africa Time Women are largely underrepresented in management and leadership, a situation that leads to gender inequalities in the workplace and wage gaps. In Kenya, women face a

KU-WEE Hub and FKE sign a memorandum of understanding

Nairobi, September 16. Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) hub and the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to concretise a partnership that will see the two institutions conduct research on women in corporate governance. The research study will evaluate the effectiveness of the Female Future Leadership Programme

KU-WEE Hub, Tharaka Nithi County Government Hold Consultative Meeting

On 27th July, 2021, a delegation of researchers from Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub led by Kenya University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Paul Wainaina, visited Tharaka Nithi County to discuss ways of strengthening the partnership between the Hub and the County Government. The team was received by the Governor, H.E Muthomi Njuki. The partnership will see

KU-WEE Hub holds SGBV Webinar

Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub held a webinar on 9th July, 2021 to discuss Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) as a constraint to women’s work’. The webinar brought together researchers and stakeholders from government and other organizations to discuss the impact on programmes and initiatives addressing SGBV as a constraint to Women’s Economic

Hub Researchers Discuss Ethical Clearance, Plagiarism

KU-WEE HUB researchers held a virtual meeting on Thursday, 24th June, to discuss research ethical clearance requirements.  The facilitator, Prof. Judith Kimiywe, who is the director of Kenyatta University’s Center for Research Ethics and safety shared the various standards for research proposals to meet the Ethics Review committee’s threshold. She reiterated the centrality of the

SGBV and WIM Researchers Prepare for Piloting

Two KU-WEE Hub research teams are getting ready for the piloting of their instruments, after holding discussions to finalise on their field protocols. During two separate virtual meetings held on 16th and 18th June 2021 respectively, the SGBV and WIM researchers together with the Hub Committee deliberated at length on the final touches to improve

KU-WEE Hub & UON WEE Hub Joint Co-Learning Session

The Kenyatta University -Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub and University of Nairobi Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Hub held a joint three-day co-learning session on “Reflections on methodological approaches to research on Women’s Economic Empowerment”, from 19th -21st May 2021. During the training that brought together 40 senior researchers drawn from the two Universities, the team

Institute for Economic Affairs, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Tharaka Nithi County Government make their proposal presentations to KU-WEE Hub

Three local partners in the Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub project’ made their final proposal presentations to the KU-WEE Hub committee on 26th May 2021 in a virtual meeting. The teams from the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA Kenya), the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Tharaka Nithi County Government are implementing their

KU-WEE Hub Team Meets the Chief Administrative Secretary, Basic education at the Ministry of Education

On 3rd March 2021, a team of three KU-WEE Hub members paid a courtesy call to the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) at the State Department for Basic Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Hon. Dr. Sara Ruto. The purpose of the courtesy call was to inform and invite the Ministry of Education to support and participate

KU-WEE Hub Team Meets the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife

On 18th March 2021, a team of three KU-WEE Hub researchers working on the research project on Gendered Impacts of the Kenyan Government Policy Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic visited the Principal Secretary (PS), State Department of Tourism, Hon. Safina Kwekwe Tsungu. Present with the PS was a team from the Tourism and Gender Workforce Policy

Partner Engagements: KU-WEE Hub Consultative Meeting with Tharaka Nithi County Government

Five members of the KU-WEE Hub, led by Prof Judith Waudo, visited Tharaka Nithi County Government (TNCG) on 6th January 2021. The County is the partner of the KU WEE Hub, as it provides ready access to communities in which initiatives that work for women’s economic empowerment can be tested. The purpose of the visit

KU-WEE Hub Team meets with the Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

On 10th December, 2020 a team from KU-WEE Hub visited the Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Mr. MacDonald G. Obudho, to brief him and his team on the establishment of the KU WEE Hub and to deliberate on mechanisms for strengthening the partnership. KNBS is a primary partner that will facilitate the

KU-WEE Hub Team Meeting with the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA Kenya)

On Tuesday 8th, December 2020 a team of KU-WEE Hub members led by the Hub Leader, Prof Judith Waudo,  visited and had a partnership discussion with the Institute of Economic Affairs at their offices. The team from IEA was led by their Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kwame Owino. The meeting discussed the strengthening of the