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Commemorating Professor Wangari Maathai

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Some of the women members of Civil Society who attended Professor Maathai's Commemoration CeremonyAfrican Woman and Child Feature Service today joined thousands of women at Kenya's Freedom Corner to plant a symbolic tree in honour of Nobel Laureate and Phenomenal Environmentalist Prof. Wangari Maathai.

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Reject bags world population award

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Reject Online Issue 43: World Population issue The Reject is one of the winners of The Population Institute’s 32nd Annual Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting in the category of Best Article or Series of Articles for the special issue of the Reject newspaper.

The award will be presented in New York in January 12, 2012.

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Reject scoops new award

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Reject Online Issue 64The Reject newspaper a bi-monthly Media Diversity Centre (MDC) publication battled it out with other media stations to scoop two awards from the Children Rights Media Awards (heat 4).

Two awards went to Jane Godia, Editor at Media Diversity Centre and Mwangi Ndirangu, a journalist. Jane Godia scooped the "Courage Against Adversity Award" for “ No Longer Safe: Kenyan children at threat within the four walls they call home."

Mwangi Ndirangu ties with Jane Godia “Courage Against Adversity Award” for his article ” Beads for Sex Leaves Girls Enslaved to Moran” published in the Reject. (icon Download the Reject Online Issue 64)

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Women, Peace & Security Cyber Dialogues

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Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and AWCFS will hold a cyber dialogue on Women, Peace and Conflict on Thursday 13 September 2012, from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

This cyber dialogue will take place alongside the High Level Conference on Women , Peace and Security in Nairobi Kenya, organised by UN Women in collaboration with Embassy of Finland and the National Gender and Equality Commission.

This forum will give women and those working in peace and security a chance to discuss and dialogue on challenges, experiences and successes on the work of women and peace.

All dialogue discussion will be summarised into story and your input in the forum is highly valued.

Join the discussion on Thursday 13 September 2012 at 11.00 am GMT


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Journalist from Garissa Content Center recognized

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Abjata Khalif, a journalist and coordinator of the Garissa Content Center recently received recognition for his concept note on the War on Terror in East Africa.

Khalif presented a concept note in response to a call for papers by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters’ (FAIR). FAIR is holding a conference regional Investigative Journalism conference from 7-19 September 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The theme of this conference is “War on Terror in East Africa: security, elections and transparency”. Khalif will present a case study based on his concept during this meeting.


For more information on the FAIR conference: http://wp.me/p1Htcn-Et


The National Conference on Equity and Growth Website was launched on the 26th of April 2006 at the Norfolk Hotel. The website (www.inequalitykenya.org) is part of the activities within the Rich and Poor Project (RAPP). The first phase of the project was initiated in May 2004 as a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Planning and National Development (MPND), Society for International Development (SID) and the African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWC) with the support of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The project was aimed and publishing and widely sharing and dissemination on poverty and inequality in Key that is key in the design and implementation of pro-poor policy strategies and interventions.
As a precursor to the upcoming National Conference on Equity and Growth, a special briefing for trustees on the Conference is now scheduled for May 10, 2006. The trustees or the national leadership group is composed of key personalities and national leaders drawn from various sectors that spun from civil societies, business communities, religious leaders, Non-governmental organizations, members of parliament and government. The special briefing organized by the Conference Organizing Committee (COC) is aimed at among other things discussing conference issues, promoting discussions on inequality at the national level and finding ways of facilitating a national discourse and policy action. The briefing will take place at the New Stanley Hotel.

Visit the conference website at http://www.inequalitykenya.org

Also read the Website launch report

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) launched an Assessment report ‘My Action Counts’ on Gender Based Violence prevention and response on December 17th 2014.

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