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Mirriam Munthali is a dynamic and brave woman activist-leader from Malawi who is using her voice to speak out on the issues that matter most for women from all walks of life, challenging everyone from fellow church members and her local chief to government officials. Read this inspiring story from Mirriam's own words.
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Basali Amoho provides a container for women’s activism as individuals and as a community. The group aims to bring diverse women together, whatever their religion or background, to advocate against gender imbalances and violence against women.
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In Malawi, the struggle for gender equality and an end to sexual violence has become linked to a public health crisis: HIV/AIDS. According to a 2013 report by the Malawi government, Malawian women are over one-and-a-half times more likely than their male counterparts to contract HIV.
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Over 40 women activist leaders came together to blow the lid open on sex, sexuality, power, and the silence and stigma around pleasure and women’s bodies at 2 regional Malawi Feminist Movement Builders Schools in the northern and central regions of the country.
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Increasing women’s political leadership has been on the top of gender equality agendas since the mid-1990s. But women’s rights advocates also recognize that, while having more elected women is important, governments are no longer the sole locus of power and decision-making. In this article we ask, "Where is the real power sitting?"
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Surrounded by the tropical warmth and lush vegetation of Nicaragua, the breezes from Lake Managua and the gardens of Cantera refresh us. This historic popular education center created by women is our beautiful home during this week of reflection and learning. A gathering marked by laughter and tears and thoughtful discussion, 31 women from throughout the region come together to broaden and deepen their leadership, organizing efforts, and collective action.
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