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Feminism Unfinished: Towards Gender Justice and Women’s Rights in Kenya

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)


The experiences of Kenyan women1 are in no way monolithic, static, or simplistic. Nevertheless, in an attempt to make visible and document sections of the women’s rights movement in Kenya, in a very short space, we use broad strokes to illustrate milestones, achievements, and setbacks. The feminist movement’s work toward equity and justice is constantly shifting as activists, scholars, and community members center intersectional rights pertaining to gender and sexuality. Further, the new constitution enacted in 2013 has enshrined fundamental human rights including those of women. There are numerous reasons to celebrate changes such as increased rights for women, yet as with most change comes contradictions, resistance, and backlash.


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