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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
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:15:22 -0700

The statue of a child outside the Maendeleo House in the city centre will remain naked, women have said. Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation has said it has no intention of clothing the controversial statue of a child with the mother outside its ...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

Wanyeki served as the Central provincial chairperson of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake for several years. The politician from Nyeri Town constituency was also a businesswoman operating in the transport industry. A family member, who sought anonymity, said ...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:26:15 -0700

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation Coast regional chair Sureya Hersi has denounced political interference in the group's affairs ahead of its elections in June. Hersi, who is gunning for the national vice chair position, said politicians have selfish ...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:31:18 -0700

The vetting team will include one person from the Association of Professionals in East Africa and Rukia Subow, the outgoing chairperson of the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO). Nyale said the vetting committee was determined to weed out ...
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:16:59 -0700

Kiano who also served as the Chairperson for Maendeleo ya Wanawake and National Council of Women of Kenya will be awarded the honour by France's Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Remi Marechaux at a Ceremony at the Residence of France on Friday.


Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:30:00 -0700

... been in marriage for thirty-five years and I know that most men in Kenya take other wives just to prove a point that they are men,” Rahab Muiu, the Vice Chairperson of a grassroots women organization called the Maendeleo ya Wanawake, told OnIslam.net.

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