Multi-Sectoral Forum (MSF’s) Press Statement on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Reforms for a credible 2017 G.E. on 20th July 2016. Multi Sectoral Forum (MSF) is connived by Religious Leaders drawn from different faiths and members of the CSOs, Women, Youth, Trade Unions and PWDs among other stakeholders.
The systemic under-representation of women in national and local legislatures has led many countries to adopt gender quotas as an affirmative action measure. Gender quotas - defined as any measure that specifies a certain level of political representation based on sex - are a common tool in national legislatures. Quotas are particularly common in Africa, 42 of the continent’s countries have some form of quota in place, and have been written into many national constitutions following periods of political transition.
This report documents key findings and recommendations from an assessment of 21 political parties that were selected based on their level of representation in the National Assembly and the Senate after the 2013 general elections. The assessment also sought to establish the performance of key institutions tasked with ensuring that political parties are well managed and comply with the law. Download the report to read more.