Call it ‘freedom of information (FOI)’ or ‘access to information’ or ‘right to know’ or ‘right to information’ – it is a fundamental and undeniable basic human right. Now, the right to access public information is the right of every person to know, to have access to the information s/he needs to make free choices […]

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By Nyaguthii Wangui Maina* July 10th 2015, marked an important day when feminists from around the globe converged in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to share their views, reflect and consecrate their ideas ahead of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. With a vibrant room filled to capacity by both female and male counterparts, succinct […]

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By Hannah Ondiek, The FEMNET Dialogue series held on 28th September 2012 themed ‘Democracy’, brought together young women and men from different Universities and Colleges in Nairobi. According to a few of participants, Democracy is…

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By Ruth Owino This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen. They were recognized for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. Mrs Sirleaf is Africa’s […]

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The world will be observing the International Day of Peace on the 21st September. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982. However, […]

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WOMEN GRAB THE REINS OF DEMOCRACY Africa has an unprecedented number of female presidential contestants in 2011-2012: Cameroon: Kah Walla Egypt: Bothaina Kamel Kenya: Hon. Martha Karua Senegal: Prof. Amsatou Sow Sidibe Zambia: Hon. Edith Nawakwi Simultaneously we have seen a regression in the proportion of women in Parliament in several member states such as […]

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