The Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret Kobia and Kirinyaga Women Representative Purity Ngirici are representing Kenya at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) being held in New York, USA.
Kobia is representing the country in her capacity as Gender CS while Ngirici is leading a parliamentary delegation in her capacity as the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) chair.
The priority theme of this year’s event is Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, while the review theme is Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.
Others in the Kenyan delegation include Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Labour CS Ukur Yattani, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Homa Bay Women Representative Gladys Wanga, Gender PS Safina Kwekwe, Gender Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh, Kenya’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Koki Muli Grignon, former Nyeri Women Representative Priscilla Nyokabi among others.
The event began on March 11, 2019 and will run up to March 22, 2019.
The annual CSW event is aimed at taking stoke of the status of women and advocating for the realisation of a 50-50 gender balance by 2030.