Today is International Day to End Violence Against Women. November 25th marks the start of the 16 Days Campaign ending December 10th which is International Human Rights Day. I’ve covered on this blog before the history of November 25th and the 16 days campaign. Click on the link here to read the background.
In what i consider another historic milestone for African women, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa consecrated in late November 2012, Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, making her the first female Bishop in Africa. Although the Southern Africa Anglican Church has been a pioneer in ordaining women into the priesthood, the consecration into the Bishop-hood of Bishop Wamukoya is quite commendable, especially as the mother church of the Anglican denomination suffers controversy. Continue Reading
Rosebell Kagumire discusses the many silences surrounding rape as the 16 days of activism against gender based violence is observed all around the world.
#I6Days: No justice as Uganda female journalist commits suicide after gangrape.
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In a post from March 2012 here, i discussed the issue of modern day slavery of Ethiopian women in the middle-east and how countries like Indonesia and the Philippines insisted on better wages and conditions for domestic workers going to Saudi Arabia. These demands were followed by a ban as the Saudi Arabian government could not come into agreement on working conditions and pay. Continue Reading
This spoken word poetry piece is one i wrote and recorded last year in celebrating the “pillars of African agriculture”.