February 5, 2017 9:28 am
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) was created by an Executive Instrument 1 (E.I. 1) in January, 2013 as a successor to the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs. The primary objective for its establishment was to have a Ministry responsible for policy formulation, coordination and monitoring and evaluation of Gender, Children and Social Protection issues within the context of the national development agenda.
This will lead to the achievement of gender equality, equity, the empowerment of women and girls, promoting the survival and development of children, thus ensuring their rights. It will also ensure harmonizing social protection interventions to better target the vulnerable, excluded and persons with disability and integrate fulfilment of their rights, empowerment and full participation into national development.