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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 ...

MARCH 8th 2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY:

March is declared as women’s month and women’s achievements and contributions to history and society are celebrated worldwide. Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) as an African woman-led organisation, which serves as a mobilising, networking, information, advocacy and training platform for African women, is launching the ...

MARCH 2017: WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION

"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. Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) as an African woman-led organisation, which serves as a mobilising, networking, information, advocacy and ...

Dear Men: We Need You: Signed, Feminism

A fifteen year old girl in South Africa gets diagnosed with HIV. A woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) loses the right to her land after the death of her husband. Nearly half a million women get raped during the Rwandan genocide. One thing these scenarios all have in common? Men. But wait! Due to feminism’s ...

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 ...

The Accidental Feminist

By Maghen Quadrini The word feminist used to leave me feeling uncomfortable. I rolled my eyes at friends who were taking gender studies courses, made fun of t-shirts headlining waves of feminism and ignored the many university campaigns centered on the women's movement. Feminism to me seemed to be a story told with an ...

The Ethics of Empowerment

There is something inherently wrong with these depictions of women in society: Indian women are becoming more empowered as the country cracks down on violence against women. African women are empowered because of the role technology has played in advancing their mobility. South American women are empowered through protests ...