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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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119 news items

The Star
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 01:30:51 -0700

MAENDELEO Ya Wanawake leaders have resolved to have all properties registered under the organisation's name. This follows a High Court order by Justice Mumbi Ngugi that the organisation put all its property under the group. The resolution was made on ...
The Star
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:20:09 -0700

Kilifi Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation assistant chairperson Fedis Kilifi said they hold the peaceful demonstration to push the governor to step aside to pave way for investigations into the corruption allegations. "We have no problem with Kingi ...
The Star
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:27:06 -0700

A Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation meeting was yesterday disrupted when some members questioned the absence of patron Jane Kiano. The women said they were disappointed because Kiano, one of the founding members of MYWO, was not ...

The Star

The Star
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:56:23 -0700

Some women from Karachuonyo subcounty, led by branch Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation chairperson Rose Ouso, have accused Wanga of engineering political wrangles in the county. Addressing journalists in Homa Bay town on Monday, the ...
The Star
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:34:12 -0700

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Machakos county chair Francisca Mutinda yesterday urged women leaders to desist from being used by politicians for the latter's political gain. She said some politicians have recently taken advantage of a few MYWO subcounty ...
The Star
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:24:06 -0700

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation Bomet branch officials have called for a truce in the political tussle between Deputy President William Ruto and Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto. They urged President Uhuru Kenyatta, elders and the clergy to intervene ...
The Star
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:41:33 -0700

MAENDELEO Ya Wanawake Organisation National chairperson Rahab Mwiu has asked National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi to take action against Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti and his Turbo counterpart Elisha Busienei over claims of rape and ...
The Star
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:18:18 -0700

The Maendeleo ya Wanawake Meru branch led by their chairlady Mary Kanana says the prison houses 70 children, some of whom are below one and half years and in need of better environment. "The prison administration needs to change the environment ...

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