Everything You Need To Know About SHINE

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Feb 01, 2021
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In 2021, there has to be an even greater push to make sure that African women can access better and accurate information, so that they can maintain their sexual and reproductive health. Beyond having access to contraception, African women and all women in general also need to be educated about birth control and their options for usage. Women’s control over […]

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Stop Killing Women

There has been a plethora of hashtags that took turns trending on various social media platforms – #ManAreTrash, #IamNext and so forth, with the intention to stop the madness and frightening numbers of women being killed each day, but the question remains. Are they stopping? I find it nonsensical that there could be any reason that […]

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Teakisi Woman: Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Jul 29, 2019
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Limited participation in political and public life; gender based violence; lack of education; Female Genital Mutilation (FGM); poverty, lack of production and fulfilment of human rights, are some of the major challenges activists campaign, and raise awareness for in Africa, and around the world. For our second #TeakisiWoman feature this month, we speak to Tabitha […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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No Justification

You want to talk about modesty … all well and good. As far as I am concerned, we need more narratives around modesty. I am old-fashioned and also a Christian, so I am all for modesty. You want to talk about women learning to be civil … please go ahead. We have too many obnoxious […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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For Better, For Worse Part 3

Part 1, Part 2 It was exactly 7:00 pm and Zirwa laid still on the bedroom floor of her apartment. Mariam had insisted she stay with her, but her sister’s constant worrying was driving her crazy. All Mariam wanted to do was talk. Talk about her taking the pregnancy test, talk about separating from Dapo, […]

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Time And Time Again, We Fail Them

By Ariane Kamdoum So, recently I’ve been productively procrastinating on the internet (believe me it is possible to both procrastinate and be productive!) and, in my wanderings, I came across an article about a certain Brock Turner. The article stated that his life is being ruined (or close to it) according to a very sensible […]

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For Better, For Worse Part 2

Part 1 Zirwa felt fear engulf her. “Dapo… I thought I should… I thought it would be best…” Mariam couldn’t believe his boldness. “No!” she shouted, “How dear you?! You do this to my sister and have the nerve to confidently come to my house?” Zirwa tightened the grip on her sister’s arm. “Mr. Alfred! […]

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