June2016

  • On Women and War

    “It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.” (Major-General Patrick Cammaert, OHCHR.org) Introduction: Rape has always been used as a weapon of war in major wars including World War 2. However, this phenomenon has always been underreported, and denied by the...
  • Wife Inheritance in Africa

    Wife inheritance is an affliction that has gripped the African society from eons of time. Widely practiced across the entire continent, it is a tradition where a widow gets inherited by relatives of her late husband. Once thought to be an honorable practice, the custom initially entailed taking care...
  • Crunching the numbers

    Tell us about yourself and your professional journey? My name is Wangechi Mwangi, I’m 22 years old and a student at Strathmore University. I started my first project when I was 17, which was a community-based program. We got young people together and built a social network platform and...
  • Shine Bright, End Violence

    Teens Weave Stars Campaign is an initiative aimed at giving young people a platform advocating the elimination of violence against women and girls in Kenya. The initiative will be officially launched by Teen Action in Kenya, which strives to help raise teenagers as game-changers for their community and the...
  • Justina Mutale: Advancing Gender Equality

    Tell us about yourself and the journey undertaken to work for the cause of women? I have a personal and vested interest in championing the cause of women. I come from a background of strong, powerful and assertive women, who have always defied the gender dynamics. I grew up...
  • Enroute to Empowerment

    Tell us about yourself from choosing this unique subject to the journey so far? I was born in Pakistan and got my degree in civil engineering from N.E.D University of Engineering and Technology, (the southern city of) Karachi. After doing my Master’s and Ph.D. in transportation engineering, I began...
  • Carving her own niche

    While most young adults seem deeply engrossed in making a list of and trying to fulfill what are considered self-satisfying goals like backpacking across Asia, Africa and/or Europe, vlogging or becoming a YouTube star no matter how short-lived the fame, or blogging about the minutest details about one’s life...
  • On the fabric of change

    Do you think there is a connection between fashion and women’s liberation? In my opinion, fashion has played a pivotal role in women’s liberation. If one reflects to the Suffragettes Movement, women wore pants instead of long gowns and dresses to make a statement that they were equal to...
  • ANANKE Partners With Women Engineers Pakistan To Launch Premier Online Internship Program

    Dubai, UAE/ New York, USA, June 1st, 2016: Ananke Magazine has partnered with Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) to launch a one-of-its-kind internship program to economically empower women through digital media, technology and journalism. Celebrating visionary women across the MENA region and beyond, the digital magazine, Ananke, strives to create...