The oppression of women and their freedoms throughout Africa fuels many of the worst epidemics spread widely across the continent. In her opinion article found on CNN online, controversial Kenyan radio voice and writer, Caroline Mukoto, lists five things African women need in order to rise up and successfully walk in the freedom they deserve.
Women are not only a counterpart to male leaders in our world but are “the backbone of our nation and their success will lead to the success of Africa,” Mukoto said.
Throughout the five needs listed, education, economic empowerment, access to health care, exposure and hope, Mukoto tells personal testimonials of her mum and grandmother and how the areas directly impacted their success.
“Nowhere is it as clear as it is in Africa that educating a woman is educating a nation,” Mukoto said.
To give and provide African women these five vital needs, Mukoto believes the success of Africa can occur. To read more of her powerful opinion on this issue, go to the full article here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/04/world/africa/mutoko-women-africa/index.html?iref=allsearch
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