Dr. Nyamu taking to Kericho Campus students
CGEE staff with Kericho campus students
CGEE staff facilitators and students after google digital training
Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ms Deniz Eke addressing students during Gender week

Background Information

Promoting Gender equality and equity in Kenyatta University.
The Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment is charged with the responsibility of mainstreaming Gender in the entire Kenyatta University (KU) Community through the enforcement of the University Gender Policy and the Sexual & Gender Based Violence Policy. By mainstreaming gender, the needs and concerns of all staff and students are put into consideration and action, as entrenched in the Centre’s overall goal of promoting Gender equality and equity in all operations and activities of Kenyatta University.

The Centre is guided by two Policies: the Gender Policy and the Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Policy, whose main aim is to create and maintain a conducive learning and working environment for the larger KU community; to achieve the University’s mission: “To provide quality education and training, promote scholarship, service, innovation and creativity and to inculcate moral values for sustainable individual and societal development.”
So far, the Centre has notably made contributions towards the growth of the University by ensuring new staff and students have been trained on Gender awareness. New Students are sensitized on the need to take responsibility for their own safety within Campus or while outside Campus as Kenyatta University is a ZERO tolerance area for Sexual and Gender-based Violence. Through the Training of Trainers (TOT) program, students have been trained to be gender ambassadors. In addition, the Centre provides the Management with sex disaggregated data used in recruitment and employment at all levels, to comply with the Constitutional requirement of 30% gender representation.

Fact sheet: For this reason, the Centre ensures that:

  1. Sex disaggregated data on students and staff is available;
  2. Academic Staff are trained to implement the Curriculum design and development to be gender responsive; and
  3. All incidences of sexual harassment and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) are addressed promptly

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 08:22

Philomena Mwaura

Dr Florence K. Nyamu, OGW
Director, Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment


Director, Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment 
P.O. Box 43844 –00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya 
Tel.: +254 20  870 4333
Cisco Extension:
Cell-phone: +254 722488880
Email: director-gender@ku.ac.ke

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