Judiciary and Gender parity: NGEC raises red flag

first_imgDevelops the Judiciary’s quality legal research ability.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsThe Commission has in the meantime reiterated its commitment to continue monitoring the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the Judiciary and provide the leadership of the Judiciary with progress reports from time to time for their consideration. The Judiciary lacks a formal plan or a framework for achieving gender parity within specific time frames in its senior leadership positions.An audit by the National Gender and Equality Commission also revealed that cases of bullying and sexual harassment reported by Judiciary employees were rarely filed or successfully addressed.The audit however revealed that the Judiciary is gradually and progressively becoming receptive to the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination. Other concerns identified during the audit include lack of a policy addressing the use of affirmative action so that it could be applied consistently when warranted as well as failure by women to participate more as litigants in the formal justice sector.Also Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  In a statement, Commission Chairperson Dr Joyce Mutinda said the audit sort to analyze the gender sensitivity and responsiveness of the Judiciary in its internal operations and delivery on its external mandateThe audit also revealed that the Judiciary did not collate, analyze and prepare reports with gender-disaggregated data on who was using the courts and the type of services they were using.Also Read  President Uhuru to make remarks in the 75th Session of UNGA“Court processes and case management, including Court Annexed Mediation programs, were often not viewed from a gender perspective. Even in court decisions discussing constitutional principles, the language sometimes lacked gender sensitivity,” She said.The Commission has therefore made several recommendations to help the Judiciary fulfill its constitutional obligations, to uphold and promote gender equality, equity and inclusion. They include:Adopts a comprehensive gender policy;Takes measures to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles;Collects and analyses gender-disaggregated data across all fields beyond the total workforce; Develops and delivers a gender-sensitive and inclusive training curriculum for all employees;Puts safeguards in place to ensure fairness in court-annexed mediation;Uses simple education materials on equality and non-discrimination to educate the public; and The Commission observed that a body of constitutional jurisprudence on gender equality has started to develop, which recognizes the historical gender discrimination that has disadvantaged women in Kenya.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

Cazenovia, Chittenango boys tennis earn late-season wins

first_imgTeddy Williams, now paired with C.J. Monroe, won 8-1 over Paul Okhman and Ty Zych, with Joe Gesner and Andrew Peterson working together to beat Michaela Germain and Nate Hay 8-4.Then Cazenovia faced Westhill, and only got a single point in a 4-1 defeat to the Warriors, with Williams and Dan Gavilondo earning that point in an 8-3 decision over Noah Dematties and Kyle Hagrman.Two other matches were close, with Coughlin and Flannery taking an 8-6 defeat to Jackson Bradley and Ryan Rolince as Kalteski fell to Mike Ferrara by that same margin and Traian Cherciu lost, 8-4, to D.J. Caloia. Just before they both entered their respective Section III tournaments, boys tennis teams at Cazenovia and Chittenango found time to squeeze in more regular-season matches once the early-week rains stopped.Cazenovia met Onondaga last Wednesday afternoon and swept the Tigers 5-0, claiming each of the single-set matches that were races to eight games.Aiden Kalteski won 8-0 over Jake Massaro, with Teddy Coughlin taking a singles turn and topping Joe Massaro 8-2 as Liam Flannery got his own 8-2 victory over Adam Wood. Tags: Boys tennisCazenoviaChittenangocenter_img As for Chittenango, it played against Westhill last Tuesday indoors and lost, 5-0, unable to score more than two games in any of the single-set match races to eight. In singles, Nate Smith took an 8-2 defeat to Bradley.But the Bears turned around to sweep Phoenix on Wednesday, claiming one match 5-0 and the other 4-1. The sweep included Evan Edwards’ 8-2 singles win over Ryan Lange as Anthony Roberts topped Scott Barrington 8-0 and Smith handled Jeff Cooper 8-3.The other match with Phoenix had Chittenango prevailing in both of the doubles matches. Devon Hardy and Brian Schermerhorn had won 9-7 over Evan Baldini and Garrett Strang in the first match and, here, topped them 8-4 in a rematch, with Luke Dahlin and Noah Hardy routing Barrington and Josh VanGorder 8-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Women’s hoops falls short in last-minute effort vs. Cal

first_imgFacing two tough Pac-12 teams this past weekend, the women’s basketball team had to battle both to the bitter end. Clashing with Stanford on Friday and then quickly turning around to face No. 21 Cal on Sunday, the Trojans ultimately fell to both in the last two minutes of play.Graduate student guard Jordan Adams recorded 10 rebounds in the Trojans’ match against the Cal Bears on Sunday. Sunny Dong | Daily Trojan“I thought it was a well-played offensive game,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “I am very happy with the effort of my team and very happy with Minyon’s effort tonight. We’re on the road right now, we’re 3 and 5 and we’ve got to figure out a way to get back to .500.”Taking on Cal is certainly no easy task, especially when Cal’s starting center, junior Kristine Anigwe, is widely considered to be one of the best players in the country. Averaging 17.9 points and 8.8 rebounds a game, Anigwe is strong on the boards and at the 3-point range. Even with an impressive game of 20 points, the Trojans’ strong defense was able to keep her to only 3 points in the second quarter and two rebounds in the first half before she would foul out in the fourth quarter.“We wanted to go inside,” Trakh explained. “I thought Kristen did a good job on her with the help Minyon went down and stole the ball a couple of times, but she is obviously a great player and that was big for us to stay in the game and getting her into foul trouble.”The Trojans’ defense has been strong throughout the season, but stood out in their games this weekend even with the losses. With 19 steals and 13 blocks total from the weekend, the team kept its opponents on their toes. More impressive though is the fact that four of the Trojan starters ­— guards sophomore Minyon Moore, senior Sadie Edwards and junior Aliyah Mazyck, with forward senior Kristen Simon — played 78-80 minutes of two 40-minute games and were still able to fight until the very end.“I think that since we don’t have a deep, deep bench, I think our starting five is doing a really good job,” Moore said. “And even though we are fatigued we are playing through it because we take it game by game and it’s not about yourself, we play for our team.”Trakh shared his opinion on the Trojans’ strengths.“We think we’re a defensive team,” Trakh said. “We wind up holding them to 62 points. I mean we really did a good job in the second half and they scored 27 points in the second half, so that is a pretty good defensive effort from us. We bring our defense all the time, bring it on the road, bring it home, but I think we’re doing a good job on the defensive end.”With both games coming down to the wire, it was Mazyck and Moore who would stood for the Trojans. Mazyck continued to prove herself a force to be reckoned with on the court, after getting down early in the first quarter against Stanford. She went on to make three 3-pointers in a row, changing the lead and the momentum of the game to allow her team back into the fight. Then, on Sunday, Moore led the charge against Cal with 19 points, three steals and two blocks.“Aliyah is having a great year and she is doing a great job for us so we’re really proud of the effort she is making, as I am of all the kids,” Trakh said.Overall, the weekend may not have ended the way USC wanted but in both games, the team fought hard throughout and never backed down.last_img read more