who we are
National Gender and Equality Commission
The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) was established by the National Gender and Equality Commission Act, 2011 pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya. It is one of the three (3) successor commissions, NGEC, Commission on Administrative Justice and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights), to the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission (KNHREC) established in Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. NGEC’s mandate is informed by Section 8 of the National Gender and Equality Commission Act 2011.
As a Constitutional Commission, NGEC is bound by Article 249 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which provides the objects of the commissions and the independent offices as being to protect the sovereignty of the people; secure the observance by all State organs of democratic values and principles; and promote constitutionalism. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 has several provisions to guide NGEC in the implementation of its mandate. In particular, Article 10 on National Values and Principles of Governance includes; human dignity, equity, inclusiveness equality, non-discrimination and protection of the marginalized.
Special Interest Groups
NGEC focuses on Special Interest Groups, which include women, youth, persons with disabilities (PWDs), children, the older members of society, minorities and marginalized groups.
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 gender inequality and all forms of discrimination
To promote gender equality and freedom from all forms of discrimination in Kenya, especially for special interest groups through ensuring compliance with policies, laws and practice
Fairness, Inclusiveness, Accountability, Teamwork and Integrity