Women, Peace & Security
Kenya recognizes the crucial link between women, peace and security particularly as critical change agents and catalysts for peace. Kenya has and will continue to leverage gender perspectives in seeking lasting solutions to peace and Security.
Recognizes the crucial link between Women, Peace and Security and believes in the value-add of women in the creative maintenance of sustainable peace and security. Kenya has endeavored to leverage gender perspective in seeking lasting solutions to peace and security. The National Action Plan captures all the pillars of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325(UNSCR 1325). Kenya seeks to involve women in efforts geared towards sustainable peace.
Has one of the highest percentages of women officers serving in peace support operations globally.
As part of the 18th anniversary celebrations of UNSCR 1325, the Government of Kenya in Collaboration with Finland, hosted in Nairobi, in October 2018, a High-Level Peer Review on Women, Peace and Security; championed the Women Deliver Conference in June 2019; launched the African Women leadership initiative in August 2019.
Kenya's Achievements under Women, Peace & Security
Commitment to female peacekeepers
Kenya ranks high in female deployment currently standing at more than 19%
UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)
Kenya is implementing the landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) which calls for women’s participation in peace building