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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
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:56:15 -0700

Fresh wrangles have hit the branch barely two weeks after TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo reconciled two factions which have been fighting for leadership. Nakuru County Maendeleo ya Wanawake Chairperson Keziah Ngina accused interim branch ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:30:00 -0700

Esther Nyokabi, a leader in Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation in the constituency, said the electorate is entitled to services, which they are currently not getting. Nyokabi said they are ready to collect the residents' signatures to recall Kihagi ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:55:22 -0700

There were many speakers at the event including breast cancer survivor Naaz Ramji, Rahma Shahbal -- the wife of Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal -- and national vice chair Maendeleo ya Wanawake Zureya Hersi. Hersi asked women to empower ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:52:30 -0700

... the Millennium Development Goals will be unattainable if girls are not retained in school. County Maendeleo Ya Wanawake chair Lorna Nkowua called on the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to push for the imprisonment of perpetrators of FGM.
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:37:30 -0700

... Major-General, retired Kenya Air Force Commander Jeoff Otieno to Cairo, Galma M Boru to Doha Qatar, Isaac Njenga to Windhoek Namibia, Dr Karau to Geneva, Sophie Kadzo Kombo to Lusaka and immediate former Maendeleo ya Wanawake boss Rukia ...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:10:17 -0700

Laikipia West Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation Deputy Chairperson Irene Wachuka, who visited the victims at the hospital, demanded that the Government compensates victims of the attacks. Residents yesterday held a demonstration in Kinamba ...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:37:30 -0700

... the Trans Mara branch. Trans Mara West subcounty Maendeleo Ya Wanawake chair Hellen Katim yesterday said Kang'ethe has registered less than 40 traders in the organisation yet there were more than 1,000 individuals who are eligible to be members.
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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 06:30:00 -0700

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