Gender activist and human rights defender Emma Kaliya has retained her position at the helm of the Pan African Women’s Development and Communications Network (Femnet) board.
Kaliya won her second term as chairperson to the board unopposed when the women’s rights organisation welcomed a new board of directors at its seventh programming conference and general assembly in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, this month.
The board includes Kenya’s Nancy Kinanu Gitonga (treasurer), Ghana’s Charity Binka (Secretary), Uganda’s Patricia Munabi (member), Mozambique’s Rafa Machava (member), Egypt, Amany Asfour (member) and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Bibyshe Takubusonga Mundjo (member).
Accepting her unobstructed election before 150 Femnet member organisations and individuals from 43 African countries, Kaliya affirmed the new board’s determination to take the network to credible and even higher acclaim globally.
“We are ready to serve and carry on with the fight for gender equality,” she said.
For 28 years, Femnet has distinguished itself as a credible pan-African women’s rights organisation to assert influence at strategic regional and global levels.