• Championing Women’s Rights in the Face of Terrorism: The Case of Nigeria

    The Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America will begin the celebration of International Women’s Day with a fascinating talk by Rufaro Kangai, M.A. Kangai is program manager of Champions for Change.



    Kangai works to save lives throug a movement of Champions advocating for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Nigeria.

    Attendees are invited to bring an international dish or beverage to serve eight people. All are encouraged to wear international/ethnic clothing. The event is free and no reservations are necessary. United Nations Association events have moved to Bethlehem Lutheran Chirch’d Ministry Center, 800 Cass St., corner of Dormody Ct., Monterey.

    Everyone has heard about the kidnapping of almost 300 girls from their school in Northern Nigeria in April 2014 by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Almost a year later, the girls have not been rescued or returned. What does this say about the government of Nigeria, its society, and the position of women there?

    Rufaro Kangai is a recognized leader in public health, program advocacy and communications with 10 years of experience developing, managing, and implementing programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is an experienced cross-cultural communicator.

    Prior to working as Program Manager for Champions for Change, Rufaro founded and worked as the Country Director of the Child Resource Institute Zimbabwe, a UNICEF-supported collaborator of the International Child Resource Institute office in Zimbabwe.

    Rufaro received a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University in broadcasting and electronic arts, and holds a master’s degree in leadership and management through the University of Zimbabwe.united nations nigeriaweb


    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 27, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News


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