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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, 13 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Former Maendeleo ya Wanawake chairlady and Trans Nzoia senator Zipporah Kittony was the bluntest saying it was unbelievable that guests had to literally wade up a slippery, mud drenched 20 kilometre earth road from Kianyaga Township to Waiguru's ...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:58:12 -0700

NAKURU COUNTY: TNA supporters in Nakuru have called on the party to call for nationwide elections to end wrangles and strengthen the party ahead of the 2017 general elections. Led by Jubilee operative Mr James Karimi they said the party elections were ...
The Star
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:52:30 -0700

Word has it that the new chairperson of the Maendeleo ya Wanawake wants to stamp her authority by bringing in new employees who are loyal to her. As a result fear has gripped the old employees who are reportedly worried they may lose their jobs. ===.
The Star
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 ...
The Star
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:52:30 -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 ...
The Star
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.
The Star
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:02:59 -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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