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Accelerating Women and Girl's Rights in Kenya: The Role of the Alternative Justice Systems Policy in Kenya.
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Kenya Land Alliance in the past few months have reflected on the place of Alternative Justice Systems in advancing women and girl's rights, the policy brief below expounds on the matter,


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This policy brief is based on a two-day consultative workshop convened by the Kenya Land Alliance (KLA), August 19-20, 2021, at the Boma Inn, Eldoret. It draws its findings and recommendations from the contributions by delegates from Government (National and County), academia, members of the public, civil society organizations (CSOs), and other non-state actors (NSAs). While the forum was by no means exhaustive on the emotive subject of land and elections in Kenya, the delegates present were unanimous that it provided a welcome entry point on starting a public conversation on the touchy topic of land and elections. The recommendations are captured in the last section of the report, which will form the rationale for the organizers to venture into more partnerships by way of funding through proposal writing


Women in the Artisanal Mining In Kenya
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Kenya is endowed with a variety of minerals that include Gold, Copper, soda ash, fluorspar, titanium, manganese, iron ore, gypsum, diatomite, chromite, limestone, and silica sand among others⁸. There is a fair documentation of Kenya’s commercial mining and mineral processing operations. Mining is the industry and activities connected with getting valuable or useful minerals from the ground⁹. The mining sector in Kenya contributes about 0.4% of the country’s GDP.

Though mining activity has been present in the country for over 50 years, productivity has remained low. The scale of operations has been limited with only two projects - soda ash and mineral sands - comprising a large part of productive output by revenue. Exploration activity has also been limited even though geological surveys demonstrate a sizeable mineral potential¹⁰. For example, three of the four priciest gems in the world have been found in Kenya. This includes emeralds, sapphire, and ruby in Baringo and West Pokot among others¹¹.