Challenges to Women's Participation in Trade Unions: The Case of Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Kangundo branch
Munuve, Dorcas Ngina
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This study sought to find out the challenges of women in participation in trade unions using the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Kangundo Branch.The study employed a descriptive research method and collected both qualitative and quantitative data .Data was analyzed using SPSS and presented in themes using tables and figures. Evidence from this study showed that women teachers are not fully involved in formulation and implementation of policies in Kangundo KNUT Branch. They are missing in key decision making organs. Major challenges facing women teachers in relation to participation include domestic duties, cultural barriers, lack of confidence and the view that men are better leaders. It is, therefore, recommended that there is need for change in attitudes and perceptions so as to fully engage women teachers in the Kenya National Union of Teachers.