“Retract your Statement & Resign!” – Women’s organizations tell Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Chairperson

We the undersigned women’ rights organizations and allies working towards advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Kenya and beyond strongly condemn the recent outrageous, regressive and disempowering utterances by the chairperson of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake (MYWO)  Rahab  Mwikali during an interview on 28/10/2017 on national station KTN Kenya that out rightly advocated for […]

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By Mallah Tabot  Cameron’s Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family says young girls should stop indecent dressing so as to avoid sexual violence. Here’s the thing. Rape and other forms of sexual violence have never been about dressing or decency. It is about power and control. And the way a woman dresses should never […]

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By Nebila Abdulmelik By now, I think you must have heard about Liz’s story – and the #JusticeForLiz campaign that has been started. We’re happy to note that over 600,000KSH was raised for Liz, who underwent surgery and is recovering. Doctors are hopeful that she should be back on her feet in six weeks. KNCHR […]

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By Dr. Awino Okech Like many Kenyans, I am deeply disturbed by the raw footage of Nairobi Governor Kidero’s vicious assault against Hon. Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi women’s representative, which occurred at his office on 6th of September 2013. I am troubled for two major reasons. First,  governor Kidero’s public display of uncontrolled fits of anger […]

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Reuben Phiri represented Malawi as he climbed the highest mountain on the African continent, Mt. Kilimanjaro How was the Climb? Very tough, but I made it! Lessons Learnt? I don’t know where to start. It was amazing to see all of us from very different countries and backgrounds get along with each other and build […]

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Rosie is an acclaimed South African actress, TV/film producer and philanthropist.She was among the climbers of Mt. Kilimanjaro from March 5th-9th as part of the Africa UNiTE Campaign to end violence against women and girls. She shared her thoughts after the climb with Nebila Abdulmelik. Initial Thoughts? It was tough but rewarding. An amalgamation of […]

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Jeremy Lissouba works with UNEP in Addis and represented Congo-Brazzaville on the Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb organized by the Africa UNiTE Campaign from March 5-9, 2012. He sat down with Nebila Abdulmelik for a candid talk. What are your initial thoughts after having come back from the climb? Three words; enriching, challenging and inspirational. It was […]

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by Nebila Abdulmelik Today, March 9th marked an end to the Mt. Kili Climb that was being organized by the Africa UNiTE Campaign to bring and end to all forms of violence against women and girls. Over 70 participants, representing 36 African countries, as well as representatives of various UN agencies, private firms and individuals […]

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