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Pet Sins November 2006

Musimbi Kanyoro - head of the World YWCA

Dr Musimbi Kanyoro, as General Secretary of the World YWCA, heads a global organization of 25 million. She is also President of Isis - Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange. The Kenyan national serves in a leadership or advisory capacity to many international bodies, such as The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, the International Planning Group on HIV/AIDS and Faith-Based Organizations for UNAIDS. Internationally, Dr Kanyoro is a much sought-after speaker and seen as a role model to not just African women, but women everywhere. The Doctor of Ministry, who also has a PhD in Linguistics, was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize and also received honors from organizations and institutions in the Philippines and the United States.

For more on Dr Kanyoro and her work:

Dr Musimbi Kanyoro on wikipedia

UN Aids - Interview with Dr Musimbi Kanyoro (unaids.org)

Statement of Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, General Secretary, World YWCA - A Call to Action to Accelerate Worldwide Distribution of The Female Condom (PR Newswire, 21 November 2005)

Isis KnowHow Conference 2002 Keynote Address - INFORMATION and TECHNOLOGY: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CHANGE IN AFRICA by Dr Musimbi Kanyoro