Tonight, in honor of International Women’s Month we devote our program to a look at the role and status of women in Africa. Joining us will be:
Emily Joy Sikazwe. Emily is the Executive Director of Women for Change a Zambian gender focused NGO working with communities to contribute towards sustainable human development. Though an Agronomist by profession, Emily has always had a passion for social justice, and in 2000, the American Biographical Institute recognized Emily’s overall accomplishments and contribution to society by bestowing on her the Woman of the Year 2000 award. She is in the U.S . as a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Anyango Reggy, a Kenyan-American Ph.D student at Howard University’s African Studies Department where she is exploring the role of women in post-genocide Rwanda. In addition, Anyango is the Africa Youth Leadership Associate for the American Friends Service Committee; there her work is focused on educating youth to work toward a new vision for Africa that promotes peace, African unity, and sustainable development. Through her work she has helped train US and African youth in leadership, advocacy, and activism skills in training sessions in East, Central and Southern Africa.
Muadi Mukenge works with the Global Fund for Women where she is the Program Officer for Africa. Muadi has worked as a reporter/researcher for US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, holds a Master’s Degree in African Studies from UCLA and is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Muadi also volunteers with organizations focused on African immigrant rights, African development and human rights, and foreign policy toward Africa.