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African Woman and Child Feature Service - Gender Monitoring Report of 2002 General Elections in Kenya

Book Cover of Gender Monitoring Report An analysis from a gender perspective of the 2002 Kenyan elections and all related processes.

The aim of the Gender Audit is to analyse from a gender perspective, the 2002 Kenyan elections and all related election processes so as to assess the following: - The extent to which the environment and the electoral process allowed for an informed and effective participation of women. - The representation of women in the outcome i.e. their percentage representation in parliament after the elections. - The impact of gender inequality on democracy

To conduct a thorough observation of the electoral process and prepare a detailed report on the four stages of the electoral process, AWC conducted a quantitative study on the voter registration exercise in seven constituencies in seven of Kenya’s eight provinces. The aim of this was to examine the accuracy of the voters’ register and to establish citizens’ reasons for registering and the value placed on the vote by each gender. For the other stages of the electoral process (nominations, campaigns, polling and counting of votes), AWC deployed observers in 15 constituencies to observe the processes and conduct qualitative interviews in the run-up to the 2002 General elections. Documented literature from other sources has also been utilized in the study.