Launched in 2020 for the period 2020-2024
KNAP II aims to strengthen, accelerate, and provide accountability for the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda in Kenya.
1.-Participation and promotion: To increase the inclusive and effective engagement of women at all decision-making levels inpeace, security, and disaster management.
2.- Prevention:To enhance the prevention of conflict and all forms of violence against women, girls, and vulnerable groups, these includes youth, the elderly and women living with disability, through gender-sensitive institutional,structural, and social transformation.
3.- Protection:To protect women and girls and other vulnerable groups, including migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons, against all forms of conflict and violence.
4.- Relief and recovery: To ensure women and girls have the capacity to effectively engage in relief and recovery, and have access to services inhumanitarian settings, including during periods of disaster/crisis.
Since its independence in 1963, Kenya has experienced different levels of conflict and insecurity that have adversely affected its citizens, including women and girls. Over the last two decades,terrorism has been on the rise, with Al Shabaab increasing attacks on Kenya and radicalising the youth, including women and girls. Similarly, crime has been on the rise, with dire consequences for women and girls. Within the Eastern African region, Kenya continues to play an important role in the maintenance of peace and resolution of conflict in neighbouring countries.
Civil society participates as a member of the National Steering Technical Committee. The Committee’s central role is to provide guidance in the implementation process and to assistthe KNAP Secretariat in planning and resource mobilisation. Civil Society is also involved in the KNAP monitoring and evaluation process.
Women in Peacekeeping:
In its National Action Plan, Kenya recognises the importance of the inclusion and participation of women and girls in all spheres of public life and at all levels. At the national level, the passing of the Gender-responsive Constitution in 2010 was the culmination of many years of work by women and their allies towards equality. It has been the basis for the development of legislative and institutional frameworks promoting gender equality. Vision 2030 is one of the key frameworks that has promoted women’s inclusion in the economic development of Kenya
UN Peacekeeping Statistics
Contingent: 15 out of 73
Experts: 7 out of 24
Police: 10 out of 19
Staff Officers: 12 out of 49
1. Kenya NAP