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Women and Labour

Today is Labour Day!

We’re taking a look at why as we fight for gender equity we also need to fight for workers rights as well. 267 more words


34 obstacles women face to become CEO

In their 2014 Leadership Quarterly paper (Vol 25 Issue 2 pp 245-266 – sorry it’s behind a paywall), Terrance Fitzsimmons et al reported on the causes and timing of gender disparity in CEO roles (eg 55% of women are tertiary qualified, only 3% of CEOs are women). 1,522 more words


Mary Kom Biopic Premieres at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) turns 38 this year with the 2014 10-day festival opening on Thursday, September 4th. TIFF has become one of the hottest film festivals around the globe, and each year high-profile films and celebrities descend on Toronto for the fest. 216 more words


My Journey in acquiring land in West Pokot County

Dear Friends and Family

I hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to post an update to let you know that I am doing well and am very thankful for the support you all give me in my work with Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika. 561 more words

Journeying With Those On The Margins

She is a someone: Not someone's !

Women’s Web published an article I had written about the issues of person hood,gender and rights.It talks about how we need to look at women as people with their own rights and not just with regards to their relationships with men.Oftentimes,the latter leads to exaggerated paternalistic concern which tends to control and restrict a woman’s movement.She is seen as property of a man.Thus,even the respect she gets is according to the nature of the relationship she shares with the men in the society-mother,sister,wife,daughter etc. 9 more words


"Smashing a Ceiling – and a Lot of Egos"

Michele A. Roberts was “recently named the first female leader of a major North American professional sports union, ending a long and sometimes contentious search” and stated after the announcement: “‘My past…is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on’.” Wow! 54 more words