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Fighting for Equality - Moneera and Irene

October 15, 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the university of Edinburgh Season 2 Episode 8
Fighting for Equality - Moneera and Irene
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Ekasi Podcast
Fighting for Equality - Moneera and Irene
Oct 15, 2021 Season 2 Episode 8
Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the university of Edinburgh

What does the fight for equality and the push for women empowerment look like in the African context? 

 Tune in to this episode to listen to our hosts engage Irene Kinyanguli and Moneera Yassien on this pertinent topic among many other issues including their personal inspiration figures, the challenges faced in their quest for women empowerment and nuggets of wisdom obtained from their leadership journey. 

 Having recently graduated from the University of Arizona (under the Mastercard Foundation scholarship) Irene Kinyanguli is currently a consultant at Dalberg where she keeps pushing for women’s voices to be heard and duly factored in the decision-making process both in the corporate/ professional space and in the various projects that Dalberg undertakes with its clients in the local communities. 

 Moneera Yassien, on the other hand, is a Mastercard Foundation postgraduate scholar at Sciences Po, France, where she focuses in International Studies. She is the founder and CEO of Amna, a Sudan-based organization that seeks to tackle gender-based violence. Outside Amna, Yassien has been involved in numerous ventures that work towards ameliorating the position of the African woman within her local society. 

 Enjoying our episodes? Having any feedback or any specific topic that you would like to hear us address?  Click on the link below to share your thoughts.  

 Soundtrack: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu and Fraser Macdonald
Audio editing: Geofrey Njovu  

Show Notes

What does the fight for equality and the push for women empowerment look like in the African context? 

 Tune in to this episode to listen to our hosts engage Irene Kinyanguli and Moneera Yassien on this pertinent topic among many other issues including their personal inspiration figures, the challenges faced in their quest for women empowerment and nuggets of wisdom obtained from their leadership journey. 

 Having recently graduated from the University of Arizona (under the Mastercard Foundation scholarship) Irene Kinyanguli is currently a consultant at Dalberg where she keeps pushing for women’s voices to be heard and duly factored in the decision-making process both in the corporate/ professional space and in the various projects that Dalberg undertakes with its clients in the local communities. 

 Moneera Yassien, on the other hand, is a Mastercard Foundation postgraduate scholar at Sciences Po, France, where she focuses in International Studies. She is the founder and CEO of Amna, a Sudan-based organization that seeks to tackle gender-based violence. Outside Amna, Yassien has been involved in numerous ventures that work towards ameliorating the position of the African woman within her local society. 

 Enjoying our episodes? Having any feedback or any specific topic that you would like to hear us address?  Click on the link below to share your thoughts.  

 Soundtrack: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu and Fraser Macdonald
Audio editing: Geofrey Njovu