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The Chini Ya Mbúyú podcast is a Feminist movement-building platform created by young women, whose mission is not only to advance Feminist principles in all areas of leadership but also advance narratives that allow young women and girls across the continent to rise to leadership positions and occupy space. A podcast, that tells stories of women, who have come before us, women amongst us and women whose potential cannot be silenced. A force that cannot be muted, a revolution that will be mark ...
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Do you know who Mbuyisa Makhubu is? His tortured face stares out from Sam Nzima’s famous photograph of the 1976 Soweto Uprising but little is known about the tall, lanky man in dungarees carrying a wounded Hector Pieterson. This four part podcast series investigates his journey from the most wanted man in Soweto, into exile and to his disappearance in 1978. For decades speculation swirled about what happened to Makhubu until in 2013 it was revealed that a man languishing in a Canadian prison ...
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As we kick off Day 1 of the UN Civil Society conference we are asking how can we ensure young African women have a seat at the table. #2024UNCSC We hosted four young women activists on our #ChiniYaMbuyu podcast to discuss the persistent challenges they continue to face in accessing global forums. Their call to action? Invest and fund girls and youn…
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🎙️ Tune in to our special episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu as we celebrate the exceptional Diana Njuguna, our former Head of Programs. As she embarks on a new chapter, she shares how her personal challenges inspired her work at Akili Dada and discusses the societal constraints imposed on women, from how they should behave, dress, and speak. Press play!…
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Women are often portrayed negatively in the media. Their stories are usually told from a disempowering angle, which does not do justice to the power and resilience of African womanhood. Tune in to our final season 7 episode, where we will critically examine the media using a gender lens and uncover how we can uplift and celebrate women's powerful s…
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Women have the power to lead in every industry, challenging stereotypes and forging new paths. In this week’s captivating episode of the Chini Ya Mbuyu podcast, in collaboration with Flone Initiative, our host engages women from the transport sector who share their inspiring stories of navigating a traditionally male-dominated field. They share val…
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In Kenya, adolescent girls lack access to sexual and reproductive health information, particularly menstrual health awareness. This gap affects more than just their health - it's about empowering these young girls to have bodily autonomy and make informed decisions. 🎧In our latest episode, we amplify the voices of these adolescent girls' advocating…
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Do you remember the rush of emotions when you first stepped out alone? Join us on the latest episode of the #ChiniYaMbuyu podcast as we dive into heartfelt conversations with young women navigating life post-high school. They share their stories of excitement, fear, and the raw emotions of stepping into a world filled with endless possibilities. Re…
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Is there a balance between your mind and body? In the newest episode of #ChiniYaMbuyu, we dive deep into the hidden territory of the mind. Our host and guests bravely bare their hearts, sharing personal experiences with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. We're taking a bold stand, pushing the conversation forward. We believe that men…
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According to the KNBS 2022 report, Kenya's teenage pregnancy rates are 15%. In our latest #ChiniYaMbuyu episode, our host dives into a candid group discussion with young women, shedding light on their sexual and reproductive health and rights needs. They emphasize the importance of positive parenting – advocating for comprehensive sex education and…
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To kickstart Women’s History Month, we hosted courageous young women leaders who shared their powerful perspectives as human rights advocates on our special edition Chini Ya Mbuyu episode. Together, we are raising our voices to amplify the demands of girls and young women in Kenya and to create a safer and more inclusive society for all. Press play…
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What does feminism mean in your local language? In The First Woman, a powerful term for a feminist is Mwenkanonkano, reflecting the setting of Uganda. This captivating coming-of-age novel delves into pan-African feminism, the harsh reality of gender-based violence, and the complexities of relationships. Tune in on our latest Chini Ya Mbuyu episode …
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Join the conversation in our latest #ChiniYaMbuyu episode as young women leaders passionately champion #EqualPayForEqualWork in diverse industries. In this episode, they inspire resilience and empowerment, urging women to break through glass ceilings hindering their progress. Share your thoughts on #EconomicJustice in the comments and ignite a dial…
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In the first episode of #ChiniYaMbuyu season 7, we explore the fantastic impact of storytelling. Join us as our friendly host and special guests share heartwarming stories of strong young women who have overcome challenges and are making a difference in their communities. Through their incredible journeys, we celebrate their successes in sexual and…
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In our final #ChiniYaMbuyu episode, we engage young women leaders on harmful cultural practices such as beading, child marriages, and FGM/C that limit girls from achieving their full potential. The young women also share innovative solutions for eliminating these practices. Join the cause to protect girls and young women against harmful cultural pr…
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Tune in to this conversation where our host engages young university women leaders. Young women leaders are changemakers in their different contexts, and they share their leadership journeys. The leadership capacities of young women and adolescent girls should be nurtured by feminist mentoring, capacity building, and protection from gender-based vi…
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Sexual and gender-based violence in universities is on the rise. Rape culture has been normalized because of the lack of structures that protect young women in school. Tune in to this episode of the Campus Cafe series to learn more about rape culture in school and how the lack of appropriate and young women-friendly structures exposes young women t…
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Tune in to this Chini Ya Mbuyu episode, where we engaged young women leaders from various counties in Kenya who shared their experience in accessing SRHR services in multiple counties in Kenya. In local dispensaries, SRHR services are inaccessible to the girls and women who need them most. The young women advocates call for the inclusion of SRHR se…
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The digital space is expanding, and young women are increasingly engaging on social media platforms like Instagram, X, and TikTok. While the online space can be a good space for networking, it is also a very violent space where trolls are bullying women and girls. Digital safety and security is an essential tool that young women should learn to ens…
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Tune in to the latest episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu, where the host and young women discuss the Freshman bash, cohabitation, and university relationships. Young women in universities in Kenya are preyed on because they are perceived as naive. In this episode, young women share their experiences navigating universities and share advice to other young wo…
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Adolescent girls and young women in learning institutions are often stigmatized if they fall pregnant. In this vulnerable state, they are forced to bear harsh consequences on their own, such as being discontinued from school. In this episode, the host and young women share the experiences of teen moms and call on stakeholders and caregivers to crea…
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The Campus Cafe Series is live! Stigma and inadequate SRHR information are some of the leading causes of the inaccessibility of SRHR services. To kickstart this season, join our host and young women leaders as they share their challenges in accessing sexual Reproductive health rights information and services in higher learning institutions. This ep…
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Get ready for an exciting new season of Chini Ya Mbuyu! Season 6, Campus Cafe Series, will delve into the captivating stories of young women leaders in universities across Kenya. Brace yourself for thought-provoking discussions on topics such as access to sexual and reproductive rights services, campus life, and their inspiring journeys towards lea…
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Hey there! Thanks so much for vibing with us this season and for joining in on our conversations on feminist leadership, political leadership, and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights. To close off the season, we continue to chat with Dr. Lorraine about understanding and utilizing contraceptives effectively. Join us in advocating for SRHR services and…
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Last week's episode discussed how misinformation and lack of information about contraception can lead to unintended pregnancies and STIs. So, teaching young women the correct information about contraception is super important. This week, our host is chatting with Dr. Lorraine Muluka – a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist – about contraception…
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SRHR services are super important for young women to thrive in life. Sometimes, though, young women feel nervous about accessing SRHR services because of all the wrong information about contraceptives. Plus, they're scared of being judged, and these services aren't even available in some far-out parts of Kenya. Please tune in to this conversation t…
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Young women and girls in African communities are dealing with a lot of challenges because of patriarchy. But, the good news is that they can make a real difference when they stand up for their rights. In this episode, you'll get to meet some amazing young African women who are fighting for sexual and reproductive health and rights, inclusion for pe…
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Hey there, is your culture causing any harm? Female genital mutilation and early marriage, for example, are cultural practices that are seriously hurting our girls and women, and we have to do something to protect them In the latest episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu! Our host talks to some young women advocates from Kilifi, Kwale, Turkana and Samburu count…
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Violence is a pretty big issue in Kenya. Unfortunately, women and girls are the ones who get targeted and hurt the most. It's really important that we listen to their stories and experience if we want to make a real difference. In this episode of #ChiniYaMbuyu, we chat with young women from Kilifi, Turkana, Kwale and Samburu counties. They provide …
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Over the last few days, women and girls have experienced violence when using taxis and matatus. We need to hold the ride-hailing companies accountable to create and enforce regulations to reduce the violence experienced when using their services. Join our host, and guest as they hold online-hailed taxi companies accountable for creating regulations…
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The political scene in Kenya isn't exactly fair when it comes to male and female candidates. And, it's a lot worse for young women who face a lot of violence simply because they are female and therefore considered vulnerable, primarily online. Plus, they are expected to meet higher leadership standards than their male counterparts. And don't get us…
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Feminism empowers women to embrace their bodies, speak out, and thrive in their environments. So, what's your take on feminism in your culture? Have you debunked any myths about it? You gotta check out this episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu where you can learn about the feminist experiences of young women from Rwanda.…
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Akili Dada’s running theme for 2022 was "Power! Unapologetically Taking Up Space." The theme acted as a pathway for them to co-create spaces with and for girls and young women to tell their stories, be vulnerable, and co-create solutions to their challenges. Tune in to our Chini Ya Mbuyu special edition episodes and join our host and join our host …
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Looking back at 2022 one of our greatest achievements was engaging with over 1500 girls at the Wasichana Wa Afrika Summit where we had girl leaders take up space and create solutions towards their lived experiences. The summit was also a reaffirming space to the work that we do for girls and young women across Africa igniting our passion to continu…
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In this special episode, we discuss the importance of providing equal opportunities to young women in the STEM field in Kenya. We also highlight how building communities in this field has supported young women in their STEM careers. Our rallying call to everyone in the STEM space is simple - Make STEM more inclusive for all! #IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity…
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Many young women in Kenya are unlikely to identify as feminists, even if they are. The community ostracizes women who are feminists and wrongly labels them as women who hate men. There is a lack of understanding of feminism and the gains it presents to the community. Join our host and guests on this episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu as they debunk the myth…
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Romantic relationships do not always end well. Young women navigate love and loss in diverse ways. The cases of intimate partner violence, low self-esteem, and post-traumatic stress disorder that are a result of unhealthy romantic relationships are high among young people. In this episode, the host and guest get vulnerable about their breakup stori…
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The recently released 2022 K.C.S.E results reveal that only 19.03% of the candidates qualify for university placement. The majority of those that sit the exam do not make it to university. The higher education system needs to be funded more and reduce the opportunities for young women to upskill and get into the workforce. This episode is a debate …
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Bodily autonomy allows women to own their bodies and make decisions that benefit them. However, most African girls and young women are denied access to SRHR by the patriarchal systems that shame them from owning their rights. How can we tackle patriarchal systems that shame girls for being themselves? Tune in on our latest Chini Ya Mbuyu episode an…
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As young African women, the taboos on sex and sexuality hold us back from truly expressing ourselves and from sexual freedom. In ‘The Sex Lives of African Women’, @dfordarkoa tells riveting and taboo-shattering stories on three themes: self-discovery, freedom, and healing. Join our host and guest as they review the book and share their insights on …
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Over the years, young women continue to experience sexual harassment within their workspaces and power dynamics have adversely contributed to limiting their chances to speak up! On this episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu, our guests share their experiences with #SRGBV within their workspaces. Tune in and join the conversation now!…
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“Sisterhood creates a sense of belonging and community, it offers me a space to be vulnerable without fear of being judged or silenced, and I strongly believe every girl deserves to be part of a sisterhood,” J. Catch up on the latest episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu, where our guests open up on what it means to be part of a sisterhood.…
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Self-care doesn't have to be expensive or luxurious; sometimes, it's the simple things that count, like pausing and taking a break from the world, listening to your favorite playlist, or spending time with yourself. Press play on our latest Chini Ya Mbuyu EP and join African girls as they share their favorite self-care activities.…
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As a young woman, what makes you feel unsafe at your school, and how can schools and girl allies create safe spaces for you? Join our host and guests on this episode of Chini Ya Mbuyu as they speak out about their access to safe spaces within institutions of higher learning. Tune in now:על ידי Akili Dada
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As we continue to engage with African girls, we learn that the home is no longer a safe space for them, leaving them desperate for safe spaces. Tune in to our Chini Ya Mbuyu conversation as we discuss what role you and I can play in creating safe spaces for girls and young women. #16DaysofActivism2022 #chiniyambuyu #EndVAWG…
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