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Women rights work get international recognition by the Nobel Peace Prize

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April 20th, 2012

When the Nobel Peace awarded Peace Prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights, the Nobel Committee gave recognition to women who have been demanding for years, the equal involvement of women in all […]

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Power of women mobilising

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April 3rd, 2012

Kenya’s G10 shines in New York as delegates marvel the principle of sex boycott.
Read this on the Kenyan woman an on-line newspaper for women

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How campaign Kony 2012 Campaign has ignored the feelings of those who suffered and are trying to move on with their lives

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March 20th, 2012

The release of Kony2012’; a video campaign by the American organisation on the invisible Children to capture the rebel leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony has gone viral in the YouTube with over 8 million viewers.
While the people of Uganda especially the women organisation welcome this initiative, they are concerned that the […]

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Connecting girls and inspiring futures through the women’s movement

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March 14th, 2012

This year’s International celebration brought it a nostalgic feeling for the women to engage with the young people. Yet over the years the women’s movement has not taken a deliberate approach to connect with and inspire the young girls.
This has made the phrase “women’s movement” sound archaic and many a times, it is referred […]

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Study and gender and tabloid news presented in South Africa

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August 21st, 2008

This week I had the opportunity to witness the launch of a study entitled; “Whose views, whose news, Gender and Tabloid,” by Colleen Lowe Morna, the Executive Director of Gender Links.
The launch, which took place during the Gender Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa was organized by Gender Links and Gender and Media, Southern African […]

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Media miss the importance of UN Resolution 1820

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August 1st, 2008

Something happened in June this year which is aimed at changing the lives of many women in the world, especially those who have been going through war or conflict. But, amazingly, the media missed it and only a few media outlets reported it, apart from the BBC, France 24, and a UN press […]

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The debate on women’s property rights takes centre stage in the Kenyan media.

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June 26th, 2008

“Should the women have equal property rights as men?” These kind of debates are slowly being given prominence in the media and the reply to many especially women is: “ Absolutely. Women have made great contributions at their homes and to the country at large. We should not rely on outdated culture that […]

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