Edinah

Joined Aug 2011
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Challenge Stereotypes of Women With Me

What I'm Leading

Too often, media portrayals of women reinforce disempowering stereotypes. They send the message that the most important aspect of a women is her physical appearance, or that she must be passive and helpless. Women are not often portrayed as ambitious, intellectual, independent or accomplished. I am determined to change this.

By sharing women’s stories of excellence and accomplishment, my organization, the Women’s Empowerment Foundation of Southern Africa (WEFSA), is dislodging myths and challenging stereotypes by producing media that portrays the full potential of women. We also provide resources, guidance and events to help women build their skills, confidence andconnections.

We are determined to provide very woman with equal access to the opportunities she wishes to pursue, and not allow her future to be limited by harmful false stereotypes.

Who I'm Impacting

We estimate our stories will reach 10,000 people worldwide by 2019.

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Edinah commented on Brigada Eskwela 2017 or National Schools Maintenance Week Jun 06, 2017 Edinah commented on Debunking the myth of female weakness Jun 06, 2017 Edinah commented on Assessing nursing mothers knowledge on the importance of Vaccination in Rural-Buea, South-West Region, Cameroon Jun 06, 2017 Edinah commented on ZIMBABWE: I Risked My Life to Tell Their Stories May 26, 2017 Edinah commented on No-one told me about it and then it came suddenly May 26, 2017 Edinah loved NIGERIA: The Day I Saw Red May 26, 2017 Edinah commented on Perspective on Out of School: Is it Education, or it is Learning? – My Lived Experience May 21, 2017 Edinah commented on I AM NOT DISABLED! May 21, 2017 Edinah commented on Frontlines of my Life May 21, 2017 Edinah loved ZIMBABWE: I Risked My Life to Tell Their Stories May 21, 2017 Edinah commented on HIV and AIDS in my community prompted me to take action May 12, 2017 Edinah commented on Using mobile tech to influence behavior and improve maternal health (by Janet Aika Matemu and Lindsay Sanders) May 12, 2017 Edinah commented on My Journey: Digital commication for better personal and community life May 12, 2017 Edinah commented on Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 05, 2017 Edinah commented on Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 05, 2017 Edinah commented on Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 05, 2017 Edinah loved Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 03, 2017 Edinah loved Final Weeks Of the Advanced Digital Changemaking Training Apr 11, 2017 Edinah commented on CAMEROON: The Internet Blackout Hurts Women and Girls Apr 04, 2017 Edinah commented on Changemaking resources Mar 27, 2017 Edinah commented on Reflections Feb 27, 2017 Edinah loved Module 1 Assignment: Frontlines of My Life Feb 16, 2017 Edinah loved Welcome to Advanced Digital Changemaking training! Jan 30, 2017 Edinah loved Advanced Training- Learning Materials Jan 30, 2017 Edinah commented on How to love a feminist in 2017: lessons from my father Jan 01, 2017 Edinah commented on Becoming me Dec 29, 2016 Edinah commented on ZIMBABWE: How My Mom Unknowingly Raised a Feminist Aug 19, 2016