6 Promote gender equality and empower women

Where we are?

Progress on MDG3: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

The government's commitment to invest in social services to improve the welfare of the population has been consistent in the past 8 years. The total social sector expenditure increased by 19.8 per cent from KES 197,537.4 million in the 2008/09 to KES 236,578.7 million in the 2009/10 Financial Year. The ministry of Gender, Children and Social Services recorded the highest increase in expenditure of 82.3 per cent. The central government expenditure on social services in regard to Gender increased from KES 1,421.42 in 2008/09 to 3,049.36 million in the 2009/10 FY. The new constitution inaugurated in 2010 provides for 30% representation of women in all elected and public offices.

1.19 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG3
  1. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015
    • Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
    • Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
    • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament