Introducing myself and my journal

Mary Okioma
Posted May 16, 2012 from Kenya

About Me:Mary Okioma is an L.L.B. graduate from the University of Nairobi and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is a member of the Gender Committee of the Law Society of Kenya, and an alumni of the African Women’s Leadership Institute. In 2010, she was nominated by the United States Agency for International Development for the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). Mary Okioma is the Chairperson of the board of Trustees of the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Co-ordinator of the African Women’s Alliance for Tobacco Control and the Vice President of the International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT). She is currently the Executive Director at Women for Justice in Africa, an NGO based in Nairobi that is working to advance the rights of African women through building local capacity to address women’s rights violations. Mary occasionally writes on issues related to tobacco and human rights.

My Passions:Tobacco and gender

My Challenges:Lack of political will to advance women rights will on the part of our leaders

My Vision for the Future:A tobacco free world

My Areas of Expertise:Gender, Tobacco and Gender, Human Rights Based Approach to Tobacco Control

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Usha K.C.
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012

Dear friend It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed. Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation. Follow the link for getting started guide. this link to make your voice be heard on Rio20 Hug ! From Nepal

Breese McIlvaine
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012

Dear Mary, Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 185 countries. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

As Usha did, I also encourage you to check out this exciting opportunity to advise world leaders at the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development simply by posting in your PulseWire journal. Learn more:

I look forward to hearing your voice!

Katie Welch
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012

Dear Mary,

Welcome! Thank you for joining and becoming involved with the inspirational PulseWire online community. The thoughts and experiences you share are unique contributions to a diverse community of passionate women leaders and supporters from all over the world.

I encourage you to explore PulseWire and learn more about the events and resources being shared by our encouraging network and to strengthen it further by continuing to make connections and contribute your valuable perspective.

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Fatima Waziri - Azi
Jun 03, 2012
Jun 03, 2012

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!