A renowned Malawian gender activist human rights campaigner Emma Kaliya has been re-elected unopposed as president of Pan African Womens Development and Communications network popularly known as FEMNET.
Kaliya was re-elected unopposed and celebrated by a multitude of FEMNET members and staff during the 7th Programming Conference and General Assembly in Nairobi from 3rd to 5th May 2017.
“Yes it is true that the Pan African Womens Development and Communications network, FEMNET, has welcomed a new Board of Directors to help steer the Pan African womens rights body to greater heights,” Kaliya told Nyasa Times.
Kaliya said the Board members include; Ms. Nancy Kinanu Gitonga, the Board Treasurer (Kenya) Mrs. Charity Binka, Board Secretary (Ghana), Ms. Patricia Munabi (Uganda), Ms. Rafa Machava (Mozambique), Dr. Amany Asfour (Egypt) and Ms. Bibyshe, Takubusonga Mundjo (Democratic Republic of Congo).
Accepting the unopposed election to a second term as Board Chairperson presided over by about 150 FEMNET members representing various organizations and individuals from 43 African countries, Kaliya affirmed the new boards determination to elevate FEMNET into even higher credible acclaim regionally and globally.
“You have entrusted us again with the well-being of women and girls in Africa. This is a responsibility that cannot be taken for granted. African women and girls matter now much more than before. We must strengthen all our efforts and amplify our collective voices for the rights of women and girls of Africa Said Mrs. Kaliya. We are ready to serve and ready to carry on with the fight for gender equality,” said Kaliya.
Over the past 28 years, FEMNET has distinguished itself as a visible and credible pan-African womens rights organization that works with its members to assert influence at strategic regional and global levels.
FEMNET has fulfilled this mandate through diverse strategies of mobilizing and networking women and girls, facilitated by leveraging a membership network consisting of over 500 members of all diversity in 43 countries across the African continent and in the diaspora.
Continentally and globally, FEMNET is recognised as a credible voice for African women and girls in significant decision-making platforms.
FEMNET recognition and legitimacy is drawn from membership voices.