The National Gender and Equality Commission, NGEC, was formally known as the National Commission on Gender and Development, NCGD under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. The NGEC is not explicitly mentioned by name in the New Constitution. Rather, it is a 'successor in title' Commission created from the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission, KNHREC
The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) was established by the National Gender and Equality Commission Act No. 15 of 2011 under Article 59(4)-(5) of the Constitution of Kenya (2010), as a successor to the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission (KNHREC). The Commission’s mandate is to promote gender equality and freedom from discrimination for all people in Kenya with a focus on special interest groups, which include: women, children, youth, persons with disabilities (PWDs), older members of society, minorities and marginalized groups. Once the NGEC Act into force, it was necessary to build a corporate identity symbolized by a logo.
The development of the NGEC logo was the subject of a creative concepts competition. The Commission requested for interested bidders to submit proposals of the new NGEC logo. The logo was supposed to illustrate the Commission’s mandate and special interest groups. Several bids were submitted and one was selected to present a variety of logos and colours for approval.
The rationale of the Logo Design and Colour :
- Internationally, purple is a colour for symbolizing women.
- Purple signifies justice and dignity.
- The lime, gold or yellow represents the equality of all special interest groups
- The raised hands symbolize the representation of all persons.
The logo was launched in October 2012.