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The holidays have come around and the year is coming to a close but across the globe, women continue to fight for their rights. This week, Document Women has gathered stories of activism, bravery and success.
Sex workers in Kenya have reignited calls to decriminalize their work after new details emerge from the 2012 murder of sex worker Agnes Wanjiru. She was last seen with a white British soldier at a hotel in the town of Nanyuki, where the British army has a permanent base. Her body was discovered two months later in the hotel’s septic tank
Noof al-Maadeed has been missing since mid-October after returning to Qatar from the UK and human rights activists are demanding Qatari authorities show proof that she is alive, amid growing fears that she has been killed or detained.
After the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Radio Begum continues to thrive. The radio station was created by and for women in Afghanistan who had been silenced. Each day, the show hosts programs for women such as book readings, call-in counselling, and educational sessions.
A coalition of young activists, led mostly by women, have banded together in the #NoBeijing2022 campaign. The campaign is to raise awareness on repression carried out by the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghurs, an ethnic minority group who have been disappeared, surveilled, and imprisoned in.
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And now for some good news…
Led by Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti, Herconomy, a women-focused fintech firm recently raised a pre-seed round of $600,000.
In a statement, Ms Durosinmi-Etti said the organisation was making efforts to ensure that Nigerian women are positively impacted in order for them to be valued in society.
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