The caucus brings together among other women groups the following Organisations: Maendeleo ya Wanawake, National Council of Women of Kenya, Coalition on Violence Against Women ,Women Political Leadership, Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, Tomorrow’s Child Initiative, Women in Law and Development, African Women and Child and Development through Media ,Young Women Leadership Institute and the Federation of Women Lawyers - Kenya (Fida).
The questions that remain to be asked is such a strategy viable in a Country where Gender Violence,discrimination, inequality, marital rape, abuse etc are rife? Will not this call endanger the lives of many women in abusive marital relationships ?Is it perhaps an elitist feminist agenda ment to gain popularity for a few and that will eventually receive little or no support from the grassroots?Futhermore such a move pushes to the fore 'the sex agenda" whereby women are viewed as only good for sex and as using sex to gain favors from men? Would such a view be advantageous to the Kenyan women?
I'm sure my worthy female readers will trump this post as a chauvinist sentiment but truth be told is that the current social scenario and environment may not favour such move in fact the negative consequences will be tenfold. Perhaps that's why the boycott is only seven days, at the same time there is threat of increased infidelity and a prostitution boom during such a period!
On the other hand a question rouses itself to the 'proffesed' christian wife whether she will obey the unconditional biblical appeal for her to continue subject to his husband just as the congregation was to Christ, is the call biblically/ religiously wise? While the organisers have a noble aim to compel the leaders to pursue peace and prosperity for the Country, but is this the only option in terms of lobbying the political leadership to pursue change? Kenyan public i provoke your comments in this article....your take?