The Centre For Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) in partnership with New Faces New Voices- Kenya Chapter (NFNV) invites you to a women’s convening entitled - “ Beyond the Barriers, Kenyan Women Unbowed”.

This event will entail a high level panel discussion and candid conversation focusing on the state of women in Kenya today, the barriers that still impede the full realization of gender equality and the constitutional promise.

The convening will set the tone for the much needed national transformation around our constitutional values vis a vis women’s rights while injecting new insights, new ideas and new ways of transcending these barriers and achieving a new order as envisaged in our Constitution for the benefit of all. The convening will also explore economic empowerment as a key to unlocking these barriers and setting women on a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.

Her Excellency, Ms. Graca Machel, the Founder and Patron of New Faces New Voices will be the Keynote Speaker at the event.

Objectives of the Panel Discussion

1) Take stock of the reality of the State of Women in Kenya post promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in 2010.

2) Examine the current existing pillars for socio-political and economic transformation for women in Kenya

3) Build consensus for the emergence of a multi sectoral movement that actively promotes and champions socio-political and economic transformation for women in Kenya

Expected Outcomes of the Panel discussion

1) Broad consensus on key pillars of socio-political and economic transformation for women in Kenya

2) Sector specific commitments to key action points developed to champion socio-political and economic transformation for women in Kenya

3) Consensus for the emergence of a multi sectoral movement that actively promotes and champions socio-political and economic transformation for women in Kenya

The event will be held on the 3rd March 2015 2:00 pm at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, Kenya Museum. Please confirm your acceptance of our invitation through email to nduta@creawkenya and/or via telephone on +254 708 297 252.

We look forward to your most favorable response