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Siddharth Chatterjee
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Fighting For Gender Equality, Women's Rights and Empowerment of Women and Girls
Fighting For Gender Equality, Women's Rights and Empowerment of Women and Girls

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Siddharth Chatterjee’s Response to Mr Matthew Lee’s accusations on his blog, Inner City Press
Mr Matthew Russell Lee, who runs a blog called Inner City Press. Over the last 10 years he has repeatedly published malicious, false and libelous allegations about me. This started in 2007 and continues till date. I finally wrote to him to state all the fac...

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Huffington Post: Female genital mutilation ranks as one of the worst manifestations of gender inequality.
On Feb. 6, 2017, the world observed the 14th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).    Consider this: Approximately  200 million girls and women alive today  have undergone some form of FGM, globally.  One cannot but despai...

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Huffington Post: Kenya must create a million new jobs annually
It is estimated that 3000 Kenyans are born every day, a  million a year . With a median age of 18 years, Kenya is witnessing a massive youth bulge, which could either be a  demographic dividend , or a disaster.  Consider this. In 1956, Kenya’s population st...

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Huffington Post: Kenya can lead the way to universal health care in Africa
Consider this: every year,  nearly 1 million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line  as a result of unaffordable health care expenses. For many Kenyan families, the cost of health care is as distressing as the onset of illness and access to treatment. A ...

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Reuters: Elections: The Private Sector and the UN commit to support Kenya's democratic process.
Election related conflicts along ethnic lines is the greatest threat to Africa's stability and consolidation of democratic institutions and culture.  It is with this in mind that on Wednesday, 14th December 2016, an important gathering organized by the UN a...

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Reuters: Democracy in Africa, an important dialogue for all citizens
Post-election violent conflict along ethnic lines is the greatest threat to Africa's stability and consolidation of democratic institutions and culture.  It is with this in mind that on Wednesday, 14th December 2016, an important gathering – known as Maende...

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Reuters: Why achieving SDG Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth is critical for Kenya
In Kenya the  Gini coefficient of inequality is at around 0.45 %. Therefore, the economic growth statistics present an unequivocal picture of a highly unequal society, whose development strategy is largely leading to accumulation of wealth by a few and wors...

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Reuters: The United Nations Volunteer: From Global To Local.
Today 05 December is International Volunteer Day, and every year we recognize the invaluable contributions of volunteers to peace and development. Consider this. George Gachie has been serving as a national United Nations Volunteer (UNV) with UN-Habitat for...

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Huffington Post: Let’s Unite to End Violence Against Women in Kenya
Consider this. According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of Kenya, 4 out of every 10 Kenyan women undergo some form of violence, whether physical or sexual. This figure is staggering and should compel us to pause and reflect. November 25, wa...

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Huffington Post: Kenya’s Youth Unemployment Challenge Presents Opportunities
Consider this paradox. Every year 1 million young people join the job market in Kenya, yet Kenya has the  largest number of jobless youth in East Africa . As the government puts in place measures for addressing the issue of high youth unemployment and pover...
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