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Kenyans see gains in gender equality, but support for women’s empowerment still uneven

8 Mar 2017 Kenya
Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in Kenya in 2017.

At a glance:

Gender bias: A majority of Kenyans see progress toward equality for women.

Women’s right to own and inherit land: Almost two-thirds of Kenyans say women should have the same rights as men to own and inherit land, but among men, only a bare majority agree.

Election of women to political office: Most Kenyans support equal opportunity for women’s election to political office, but men lag behind women in endorsing this view.

Women’s political and civic engagement: Women trail men in discussing politics and raising issues with political leaders.