MYWOMaendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (Kenya)
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2022 is a long way but we are already engaged in premature campaigns,' the MYWO boss said.
During her tenure at the helm of MYWO, Ms Kiano is credited with numerous achievements, among them the construction of The Maendeleo House in Nairobi.
In 1984, the late Jane Kiano stepped down as chair of MYWO to pave way for new leadership.
The first group consisted primarily of overseas missionary societies and charitable bodies, like the CCK and the MYWO in Kenya, that were present in the colonies before independence.
It would be wrong to present the relationship between Western NGOs and official aid agencies in the 1980s as the product of some conscious conspiracy, as was clearly the case with colonial organisations like the MYWO. The pre-condition for NGOs' co-optation to the neo-liberal cause was merely a coincidence in ideologies rather than a purposeful plan.
"People think of the traditions as themselves," said Leah Muuya of MYWO. (72) "They see themselves in their traditions.
(One Arabic term for the genital scar is nafsi, "my own self.") (76) Without the "years of research and discussion" that helped MYWO develop Circumcision Through Words, we would be hard pressed to generate new ways of bringing "our bodies, ourselves" into a symbolic relation with the social world that would prove both intellig ible and affirmative.
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO), throughout its history has had close interorganizational relationships with the state in Kenya.
Archival records of MYWO indicate that only one of the chairpersons, Ruth Habwe, who was Chair from 1968 to 1971, attempted to promote gender sensitivity, and gender equality.
Ms Kiano served as the MYWO chairperson between 1971-1984 but was recently serving as the organisation's patron alongside Mama Ngina Kenyatta.
Bringing together a diverse body of literature, this book incorporates inter-organizational relations theory, NGOs in Africa, development theory, and feminist theory in a case study of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake (MYWO).
Aubrey offers an excellent analysis of the relationships between three main actors: MYWO, the government, and foreign donors.