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Women Refugees: Our Journey Into the Unknown…

March is declared as women’s month and women’s achievements and contributions to history and society are celebrated worldwide. This year MEWC is dedicating the month for women refugees, and creating a space for them to share their stories. Our aim with this project is to showcase the resilience and survival of what it ...

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There’s always something about women like me. Women with skin. I am covered in the glory of being black and beautiful. Black Girls glisten of melanin because God made the edges black and the curves bold. The sun sings symphonies to our skin because we are the epitome of Greek Goddesses. We have been made to think of ...

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MEMOIR OF ASIBI – ESCAPING EARLY CHILD MARRIAGE

By:  Araba Patricia Annan (Guest Blogger) While they design rough and ready buildings for our desired education, they craft our undesired marriage. Indeed, while they plan for us to go to school, they arrange for our marriage as well. Truly, I have fallen ‘madly’ in love with school; but yet, when the farming season ...

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FGM and Cosmetic Genital Surgery: The Two Faces of the Same Misogynist Coin

Mayar Mohamed Mousa was only 17, and she probably died because of a blood clotting after she underwent a medical operation. But Mousa didn’t need that surgery because she had nothing wrong. The operation she underwent was not a medical treatment, it was FGM/C; according to the definition of WHO, the “partial or total ...

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SDG Goal 5.2 “Eliminate all Forms of Violence Against all Women and Girls in the Public and Private Spheres”

Gender-based violence is one of the pervasive tragedies of our time. This is a reality captured by the jarring statistic that one in three women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime and an everyday atrocity that is not inevitable, but rather a choice made each time by the perpetrator of the crime. The ...

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Women and Land: An Endless Struggle?

“When she was born, she belonged to the clan, as was the land. One day her father distributed the land among her brothers, and instead of giving her a plot, he gave her a husband. 'A land given to a woman is a land lost to another family,' he used to say. One day, the husband decided to marry another woman, and got rid of ...

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meeting, some of the local women who vowed to not put their girls through FGM.

A ‘CUTTING’ TRIAL: Face to face with one of the first Kenyan cutters to be prosecuted

By: Aimee Ling (Guest Blogger) She wept as she spoke about the troubles she currently faces. Tears strolled down her deeply wrinkled face as she sobbed, gazing through the opening of her small but perfectly formed mud hut into the surrounding savannah. “The first I knew of my wrongdoing was when the law appeared at ...