Siasa Place Kenya




Ethical Tech Ecosystem for Human Rights (ETHER), is a program that aligns with Siasa Place’s strategic focus on youth employment, engagement and technology’s political implications. The overarching aim of the project is to foster a safe, empowering and human right-complaint labor market within Kenya’s tech and related industries.

Siasa Place has been an advocate for fair labor practices in the gig economy and platform work. Supported by the Ford Foundation, we are in the process of advocating for the recognition of digital labour as work and all the benefits that a worker should have access to. We have also shone a spotlight on the challenges of content moderation in Kenya; and are advocating for enactment of regulations that can ensure big tech companies respect, protect and promote human rights.


Siasa Place conducted research on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) as a barrier to women’s political participation, aiming to challenge the normalization of GBV by examining its influence on women’s involvement in political parties, the impact of political party policies, societal perceptions, government support and constitutional factors, as well as candidate safety preparedness. The study also aimed to identify and quantify gaps in policies and develop a model guideline policy for political parties.

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Siasa Place created an experience-sharing initiative that celebrated the journeys of young women who vied for political positions in Kenya. By providing a platform for them to share their stories, challenges, and wins, this initiative seeked to encourage other young women to actively engage in politics, break barriers, and contribute to positive change in their communities and the country. The initiative targeted 10 young women between the ages of 18 to 35 who have an interest in politics, specifically those who vied in the 2022 General Elections and are still considering running for political positions. 


With increased internet penetration, there are more Kenyans engaging online on diverse issues, however little is being done to increase women’s participation on online platforms, or ensuring that those engaging are safe and making an impact in their fields of expertise. A workshop that was exclusively for women with intermediary knowledge of social media usage was held in Nairobi on August 31st 2018, and focused on Digital Literacy, Content Creation, Digital Storytelling, Understanding Digital Ecosystem, Citizen Journalism and Security online. A total of 40 women were trained during this workshop.