KEPSA launches the first private sector gender mainstreaming policy

Article By Nancy Nzau

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance has launched the first private sector gender mainstreaming policy.

The policy, which was developed with support from the Mastercard Foundation, aims at offering guidance to companies and organizations seeking to optimize gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives.

“The formulation of this policy demonstrates the private sector’s commitment to ensuring that gender mainstreaming is integral to the policies and operations of an organization.

“It is, therefore, imperative to ensure that no one is left behind in this quest for sustainable growth and development,” said KEPSA Chairperson Flora Matahi during the launch last week

“The will within the private sector to close the gender gap is there, what is lacking is the how. This policy lists seven points and recommendations, including gender mainstreaming as part of organisational strategy at the board and executive level,” she said.

This, KEPSA says, if implemented, could greatly advance and champion gender equality and women’s empowerment in the private sector.

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