MYWO

(redirected from Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization)
AcronymDefinition
MYWOMaendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (Kenya)
References in periodicals archive ?
She was the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization National Chairperson between 1971-1984.
This alternative rite was initiated in the Tharaka District in Kenya in 1996, and grew out of the collaboration between a women's Kenyan group, called the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), a nonprofit, international organization whose aim is to improve the health of women and children in developing countries.
This alternative rite was initiated in the Tharaka District inKenyain 1996, and grew out of the collaboration between a women's Kenyan group, called "Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization" (MYWO) and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), a non-profit, international organisation whose aim is to improve the health of women and children in developing countries.
The degree to which the three authors are weighted down with dogma is ironic, given that the two principal programs they are reviewing, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), have helped reduce FGC while remaining culturally sensitive and retaining a balanced perspective that permits ceremonial, non-mutilating rituals to continue.
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization, a national grassroots women's organization, was the first group in Kenya to undertake advocacy to eliminate the practice of female genital cutting (FGC).
Partners with the Kenya MOH in the IUD reintroduction initiative are (in alphabetical order): Africa Population Advisory Committee; John Snow, Inc.'s DELIVER Project; EngenderHealth's AMKENI Project; FHI; Family Planning Association of Kenya; Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ); PRIME Project of IntraHealth International, Inc.; JHPIEGO; Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization; Marie Stopes International; Population Council; the U,S.
The largest women's organization in Kenya, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (Kiswahili for the Progress/Development of Women), which claims a membership of 1.5 million rural and urban women, and which touts itself as a development NGO, has taken a lead role in alternative civil society.
Circumcision Through Words grows out of collaborations between rural families and the Kenyan national women's group, Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO), which is committed to ending FGM in Kenya.