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The African Woman and Child Features Service -Kenyan Woman

Highlights of this issue:

  • Not business as usual as women set to redefine their contribution to politics
  • Terrain rough for disabled women with political ambitions
  • Women's charter launched to help implement enacted laws
  • Crisis looms if gender parity is not achieved
  • Diversion of aid hurting Africa's development agenda
  • Empowering oppressed women is her main job
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The African Woman and Child Features Service -Reject

Highlights in this issue:

  • Mining project sparks panic
  • Family steeped in misfortunes appeals for help
  • From the frying pan of forced marriage into the fire of forced sterilisation
  • Deaf brothers prove sceptics wrong
  • Rape and kidnappings left a village devastated
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Newsletters by Florence Sipalla:COP17 meeting in Durban, SA
Was covering the event as part of a partnership with African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWC) and Genderlinks, a South African gender/media NGO. We were doing a daily e-newspaper on gender justice and 16 days of activism against gender violence. 

To view the newsletters, visit www.genderlinks.org.za

International: Wangari Maathai's green vision lives on

Matatu reforms, small step that made big difference -

Trash into treasure: Waste pickers speak at COP17

Women demand inclusion in efforts to save forests


Weather reports key to Africa's climate changes' adaptation