It’s More Than Just A Vaccination

As the UK vaccination programme achieves 873,784 jabs in the past 24 hours, it is bringing to mind much wider issues that are clearly toxic and also represent a sense of unfairness in society. The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E) inequalities that are freely talked about really represent discrimination if they are not being addressed. Vaccine hesitancy means putting off having the jab, or completely saying no. […]

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Take Ten… With Eunice Tossy

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Jun 19, 2020
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Another Friday, another piece spotlighting the women behind Teakisi. This week we head to the largest East African country that is known for its exotic wildlife, rich culture and ancient cities. Who is … I’m Eunice Tossy, a 25 year old Tanzanian woman, who is on a journey to learn more about Africa, being African […]

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Prendre Dix Avec Christelle Kamanan

Je n’en ai pas fait depuis longtemps. Je vois cela comme ma petite façon de mettre en lumière les femmes africaines extraordinaires qui croient en moi et en ce que j’essaie de réaliser avec Teakisi.  La prochaine étape de notre “Take Ten” est … Qui êtes-vous ? Je m’appelle Christelle Ahia Kamanan, femme, la trentaine, […]

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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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Sudan’s “Kandaka”

It’s a breathtaking image. According to Arabic media, her name is Alaa Salah. This is the young Sudanese woman standing on top of a car, raising her right arm as she leads the crowd in a chant, all of them echoing her words back to her. “Thawra!” the crowd shouts — Arabic for “revolution.” “Kandaka” […]

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How Effective Is The CSW in Advancing Women And Girls?

From the 11-22 of March 2019, the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) recently convened in New York, United States for its annual session that focuses on the promotion and empowerment of women and girls. As the main priority for this year’s session, discussions centered on social protection systems, access to public services and […]

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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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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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