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Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO) is a women's NGO that deals with issues to do with women's rights and gender equity in Kenya.[1] It was founded by in 1952 and has approximately 600,000 groups contributing to a total membership of about two million women. It is currently chaired by Rukia Subow and has various agendas in its mission statement, including maternal, child health and family planning and training women in leadership and development.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Maendeleo Ya Wanawake". www.maendeleo-ya-wanawake.org. Maendeleo Ya Wanawake. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 

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The Standard Digital News
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:48:45 -0700

She said the county government of Makueni is willing to work with those who will be elected especially in a civic education programme that the county is rolling out. Maendeleo ya Wanawake is set to conduct elections this month. County officials' polls ...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:23:14 -0700

Kenya: Ms Rahab Muiu was elected the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation ( MYWO) chairperson unopposed after Rukia Subbow and Lucy Nyoroka stepped down at the last minute. Just before the women took to the polls, former National chairperson ...
The Standard Digital News
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:41:15 -0700

MACHAKOS, KENYA: A Machakos High Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed to nullify the elections of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization held in the county last week. This comes after the organization's national elections were held over the ...
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:03:45 -0700

LAWYER Christine Atieno was on Tuesday elected the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization, Kisumu county Chairperson. Atieno garnered 45 votes against her opponent Emma Sika's 25 votes. Each of the seven subcounties sent 10 delegates to ...
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:30:00 -0700

THE Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization in Mvita constituency yesterday conducted a peaceful election. Many people had anticipated chaos to erupt during the polls at the Treasury Square, however the elections went on smoothly despite some few ...
The Star
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Mombasa Maendeleo ya Wanawake chair Afiya Rama has pledged to change the leadership of the organisation in the region. Rama was elected amid chaos at the Uhuru na Kazi building on Tuesday after- noon. Speaking to the press after the results were ...
The Epoch Times
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:45:00 -0700

This new rite was initiated in the Tharaka District in Kenya in 1996, and grew out of the collaboration between a women's Kenyan group, called “Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization” (MYWO) and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:05:33 -0700

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