FIDA: Women are hounded from public offices
23 October 2013, 16:57
Nyeri - Women holding key positions in public offices are being haunted, Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) chairperson, Ruth Aura, said Wednesday.
In an apparent reference to the sacking of the former judiciary chief registrar, Gladys Shollei, Aura said it is clear women are hounded from offices unfairly and are fought over small issues.
She said that when men face similar issues, they get solved and then they get back their jobs adding that the trend is sending a bad signal to women.
“Some people are raising issues that are of less value to public and sending a very bad signal to women. We want equity and equality,” stated Aura.
Speaking in Nyeri during a leadership and integrity workshop for FIDA members, Aura claimed that key decision making positions in the country are being held by men.
She however pointed out that the federation is carrying out a countrywide sensitization campaign on the issue of equity in the society.
“The society has a problem which is hard to overcome. We are carrying out a campaign to sensitize the community on the matter,” Aura said.
The more than 100 FIDA members were deliberating and focusing on the role of women in leadership, with Aura noting that currently they have a critical role in the devolved system of governance.
She said they are empowering women to be trustworthy leaders who have integrity.
“We are focusing on issues that can enable women to be trusted and role models in the society,” she added.
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