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Private Enterprise Is Securing Freedom for Women in Kenya Featured Human Rights 

Private Enterprise Is Securing Freedom for Women in Kenya

Kenya (FEE) – A community of women in Kenya are striking out on their own and using free-market tools to build a better life for themselves. In Africa, women have long been hindered by a lack of social and financial independence, especially in poorer regions. Local cultures have imposed dependency on men, often forcing poor families to live off of a single income. Women’s financial and professional prospects are often bleak. The patriarchal system that exists in most areas of the African continent casts women as subject to domestic abuse and maltreatment. Additionally, many customs and traditions held sacred in Read More

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Pan-African women will connect for sustainable development Women 

Pan-African women will connect for sustainable development

Africa (NFA) – Women of African descent have made important contributions to the ecumenical movement and to their societies’ sustainable development. However, their stories often remain untold and their potential unfilled. A seminar organized by the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN), a project of the Ecumenical Theological Education department of the World Council of Churches (WCC), at the WCC’s Ecumenical Institute Bossey will help give voice to these unheard stories. Twenty-eight representatives of churches, faith-based organizations, civil society organizations, Pan African women’s organizations, and academic institutions will gather at the institute in Switzerland from 10-14 July. “The pilgrimage Read More

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