Community Land Rights: Women Leaders BootCamp held at Twala Cultural Center in Il Polei, Laikipia

Gender equality is protected in the law and asserts women’s position in land decisions. The first day of the Bootcamp opened with discussions on the roles of women under the Community Land Act (CLA) No.27, 2016, and how women can work together in implementing the act fully.  

The women leaders were also trained on their roles and responsibilities as Community Land Management Committees (CLMCs) as stipulated in the CLA 2016.

A section of the women leaders following the discussions at Twala Cultural Center in Il Polei. Image Courtesy of Namati / Twitter

Involving women in community decision-making around the issue of land is essential to achieving commitments around Gender Equality and closing the Women’s Land Rights implementation gap.

“Before, women were not allowed to be in the (land) register. But since this Community Land Act (2016) came to place, women are now allowed to be in the register just like men.”

Quote from Grace Kipishi, Land Committee, Murpusi Community, Laikipia.

Image Courtesy of Namati / Twitter