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ActionAid launches coalition to economically uplift women

Multi-partner outfit will coordinate efforts to empower women

In Summary

• It will champion economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare

ActionAid board chairman Sam Muga, ActionAid executive director Susan Otieno, Sabina Stadler and Grace Wamue during the cake-cutting session
ActionAid board chairman Sam Muga, ActionAid executive director Susan Otieno, Sabina Stadler and Grace Wamue during the cake-cutting session
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ActionAid Kenya last Thursday launched the National Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) advocacy coalition at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.

Media personality Janet Mbugua moderated a panel discussion involving among others WEE movement chairperson Leon Achieng and Isiolo Voice of Women Network chairperson Consolata Lomilio.

On behalf of Gender CS Margaret Kobia, CAS Beatrice Elachi called for investing in women’s economic empowerment, saying it sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.

Moderator Janet Mbugua, WEE movement chairperson Leon Achieng and Isiolo Voice of Women Network chairperson Consolata Lomilio during a panel discussion
Moderator Janet Mbugua, WEE movement chairperson Leon Achieng and Isiolo Voice of Women Network chairperson Consolata Lomilio during a panel discussion
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Kitasi Wanga, Ayuo Ketta and Doris Sichiri enjoy the cake
Kitasi Wanga, Ayuo Ketta and Doris Sichiri enjoy the cake
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Loice Abuso and Mamji Susan pose for a photo
Loice Abuso and Mamji Susan pose for a photo
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ActionAid executive director Susan Otieno
ActionAid executive director Susan Otieno
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ActionAid board chairman Sam Muga gifts the Social Economic Empowerment director James Sang'ore
ActionAid board chairman Sam Muga gifts the Social Economic Empowerment director James Sang'ore
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Mercy Gitari and Christine Kanyi
Mercy Gitari and Christine Kanyi
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