Strengthening young women’s movements across Africa

The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, had a candid conversation with Catherine Nyambura, Advocacy Officer at FEMNET and a bold feminist leader on her work and passion promoting gender equality and challenging the status quo. Check out the entire conversation below as interviewed by CFFP’s Jennifer Brough – and as first published on the CFFP website. […]

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By Hannah Ondiek,  FEMNET is pleased to be part of the voices celebrating the first United Nations observance of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11th October 2012 themed Ending Child Marriage. The United Nations General Assembly designated 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child through the Resolution A/RES/66/170. UN Women […]

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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 Hannah Ondiek The International Day of Peace on 21st September 2012 themed ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future’ will be a time to celebrate achievements in the area of peace and also seek solutions and find the way forward regarding peace. We cannot have a sustainable future without sustainable peace. The theme was set […]

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Hannah Ondiek, FEMNET Communications Intern The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20th to 22nd June 2012, marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Environment where Agenda 21, the blue print for sustainable development, was adopted. It also provides an opportunity to renew […]

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By Ruth Owino According to the 2011 data from the parliamentary union, women occupy 19.4% of parliamentary seats in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is slightly higher than the world average of 19.3%. Despite the progress, there are still not enough women occupying leadership positions. This progress has been uneven and slow and in some cases there […]

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