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The Best of 2008

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The year 2008 will go down in history as one of the darkest moments in Kenyan history. With a political upheaval instigated by a hotly contested General Election that culminated with regrettably disputed elections, there seemed to be no end in sight for the violence that rocked the country.

As days turned into months and with signing of the Peace Accord between the key principals, the year begun to settle into an environment conducive to development and what could have been a potentially retrogressive period with regard to productivity, will also be remembered as one in which the African Woman and Child Features marked tremendous growth. As true testament to this fact, AWC will remember that it was in 2008 that;

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In the Shadow of Death

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Shadow of Death

The Hon. Martha Karua, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs will on Wednesday the 10th 2008 launch a book titled; In the shadow of Death, My trauma, My experience .

The book is a documentation of the unheard voices of women who were subjected to unimaginable levels of violence during the post-election crisis.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

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16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence This year's theme for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is 'Human Rights for Women, Human Rights for All'
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AWC took part in producing ADF TODAY at the 6th African Development Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia held on 19th November - 21st November 2008

ADF VI is jointly held by UNECA, AU and AfDB to reflect the strategic partnership fostered among the three institutions to deliver as one towards meeting Africa 's development priorities, including gender equality. 

Read the Paper:

Day 1 - Wednesday  19th November

Day 2 - Thursday 20th November

Day 3 - Friday 21st November

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Kenya Audio Visual Archives Conference

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The African Woman and Child Feature Service, the Kenya Archival Study Group and the Ford Foundation office in Nairobi, Kenya will hold the Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Audio Visual Media Conference. 

The conference will be held at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, from December 3rd – 5th 2008.

Visit the Conference Site to find out more 

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Scorecard to Monitor Parliament

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For the first time in Kenyan history, the Kenyan Parliament has got more women as Members of Parliament. With 22 women MPs out of 222, the figures are still small comparing with Rwanda which has supposed the 50% mark and now stands at 56.7%.

However, to be able gauge how Parliament is trying to mainstream gender issues in its day to day activities, from debates on different bills, priority of bills to Committee Sessions, African Woman and Child Feature Service has developed a Scorecard to monitor Parliament with key set indicators.

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AWC at the Highway Africa Awards

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AWC scoops an award for the runners-up position at the 2008 SABC Africa – Highway 

Africa Digital Journalism AwardsAfrican Woman and Child Feature Service is proud to announce its success at the 2008 SABC Africa - Highway Africa Digital Journalism Awards , held on Tuesday 9th September, where the organization scooped an award for the Runners-up position under the Non Profit Category



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2006 - 2007 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2006- 2007

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