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Entrepreneurship Opportunities Help Youth in Kenyan Slums Succeed

Each year in Kenya, many youth migrate to cities like Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa from rural settlements in search of “the urban dream.” Employment opportunities, electricity […]

Children's Rights, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Kenya, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Talk

Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria –Kenya– A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in […]

Business & Economy, Development, Feature Articles, Kenya, Poverty, Women's Empowerment

Beating the ‘Designer’ Weave Addiction in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo – Malawi – They say once you go black, you never go back. For me, turns out, it’s a much bigger story. I […]

Business & Economy, Malawi, The Beauty Myth

Lessons on Peace from Ugandan Coffee Growers

Last night executive editor of The WIP, Kate Daniels participated in a panel discussion following a showing of Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean, […]

Africa, Agriculture, Religion, The WIP Talk

Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya

by Gemma Bulos –USA– “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Natural Resources, Poverty, Technology, The World, Water, Women's Empowerment

Zambia Braces to Impress for UNWTO General Assembly

by Glory Mushinge –Zambia– As senior tourism officials and high-level representatives of the private sector from all over the world look to Africa for the upcoming […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, The World, Zambia

South Africa: Fight to Conserve Historical Traditions Encroaches on Women’s Rights

by Michelle Leung -South Africa- “Who are we as Africans?” Mazibuko Jara, a human rights activist, posed this question to the attendees of a dialogue held […]

Feature Articles, Human Rights, Indigenous Culture, Laws & Legislation, South Africa, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

Call Me Kuchu – Empowering Uganda’s LGBT Activists

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts & Culture Editor When I learned the principal character in the film Call Me Kuchu is the slain human rights activist […]

Activism, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Human Rights, Laws & Legislation, LGBTQ, Uganda

You Either Work or You Die: Mob ‘Justice’ in Uganda

by Jemma Williams –Australia– It was Christmas day in Fort Portal, Uganda. A large group of people had gathered by the roadside and were all moving […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Poverty, The World, Uganda

Kheliwe’s Story: Male Polygamy and HIV Infection in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo –Malawi– Even before we begin talking, Kheliwe* has tears in her eyes. She is HIV positive and still battling to come to terms […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

Religious Beliefs Prevent Kenyan Parents from Seeking Conventional Medicine for Children

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– In a bid to keep their religious faith, some Kenyan parents do not take their children to hospitals, even for the most […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Laws & Legislation, Religion, The World

Kenya: Poverty, Alcoholism Blamed for Rising Domestic Violence Against Men

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– Cases of domestic violence are on the rise in Kenya. While in the past women were known to receive beatings from their […]

Domestic Violence, Family, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Kenya, The World