who we are
National Gender and Equality Commission
The National Gender Equality Commission is a constitutional Commission established by an Act of Parliament in August 2011, as a successor commission to the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission pursuant to Article 59 of the Constitution.
NGEC derives its mandate from Articles 27, 43, and Chapter Fifteen of the Constitution; and section 8 of NGEC Act (Cap. 15) of 2011, with the objectives of promoting gender equality and freedom from discrimination.
The over-arching goal for NGEC is to contribute to the reduction of gender inequalities and the discrimination against all; women, men, persons with disabilities, the youth, children, the elderly, minorities and marginalized communities.For more click the About Us section above.
The proposed constitution was presented to the Attorney General of Kenya on 7 April 2010, officially published on 6 May 2010
A referendum held on 4 August 2010 approved the new Constitution by 67% of Kenyan voters
The new constitutions proposes Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission be established under Article 59 of the Constitution
The THE NATIONAL GENDER AND EQUALITY COMMISSIONS ACT, 2011 provides for establishment of The National Gender and Equality Commission as the successor in title to the National Commission on Gender and Development
A society free from all forms of inequality and discrimination
To promote gender equality and freedom from discriination for all persons in Kenya
Fairness, Transparency, Accountability, Respect for Diversity, Inclusiveness and Integrity