Woven Travels / International Womens Day

How Kenyan Women Are Weaving The Future For Gender Equality & Independence

Today is International Women’s Day and this year the theme is #BalanceForBetter. So we are celebrating the COMMUNITY, DIGNITY, INDEPENDENCE and EMPOWERMENT that the female weavers in Kenya represent in a short films. This film takes you on a journey to Kenya and right into the heart of one of our biggest and most prolific weaving cooperatives – all women of the Kamba tribe.
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Meet Mbeti: Pressing For Progress in 2018

There has never been a more prudent time to press for progress and push for gender parity: encouraging friends, employers, family members and communities to think and behave in more gender-inclusive ways. So today, on International Women’s Day 2018, we’d like you to meet Mbeti. 

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Weaving for Equality: International Women’s Day 2017

It’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, and this year our rally cry is #BeBoldForChange. So earlier this week we caught up with two members of the Kenyan weaving cooperative we work with: Peninah and Florence. Here’s what these talented craftswomen have to say about being working women in 2017, and the barriers they have overcome through basket weaving and working within a cooperative.
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International Women's Day - Dorcas Ndinda shares her life experiences as a woman & weaver in Kenya

The Basket Room International Womens Day

Meet Dorcas Ndinda, aged 48, a part time farmer and green grocer, and the leader of her village weavers’ cooperative. 

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