African 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.
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.
The 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. ( Download the Reject Online Issue 64)
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.
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
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.
Recent data from the Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) shows that 45% of women between ages 15 – 49 in Kenya have experienced either physical or sexual violence, with women and girls accounting for 90% of the gender based violence (GBV) cases reported.
Life came to a standstill when over 30 civil society and community organisations leaders and supporters held a procession along the main streets in Nairobi to protest against a proposed law that will affect the war against domestic violence.
Despite a pledge by the Director of Public Prosecutions to take serous action and support efforts to end Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV), questions still abound over failure to resolve a school girl’s rape case in Kenya.
A few months ago, 16 year old Liz, from Busia was raped. However, the perpetrators were only asked to cut grass at a police station for a day. Advocates in the fight against sexual and gender based violence have sought justice for Liz. They are now raising concerns over the delay in prosecuting perpetrators of Liz’s rape case.