Celebrate Women in Kenya this March

Throughout March, women all around the world are celebrated in countless ways. For example, on March 6 we celebrate mother’s day (UK). Tuesday 8 March is  International Women’s day, and in the US, March is officially Women’s history month. Much like Black History Month, it is a time to reflect on the progress women have made in the fight for gender equality.

It’s only fitting therefore that throughout this month we celebrate women in various capacities in Nairobi. One of ways this can be done is to talk about and shed light on the importance of women in our culture.

Here are 5 events that are happening around Nairobi in March that will allow you to celebrate women and their contribution to our culture.

1. Women in Kenyan Culture Photography Exhibition by Ng’ash Sage

Check the strong photo exhibition by Ng’ash Sage at the Michael Joseph Centre, Waiyaki way, Westlands. The exhibition has been up since January and continues on until March 8.

2. A Man Like you, a play by Silvia Cassini

Whilst the premise of this play is about two men-a British man kidnapped by a Somali jihadist, it was written by a woman named Silvia Cassini. The play has received rave reviews and also features actress Davina Leonard. Check it out on the following dates:

March 8 and March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Purdy Arms, Karen

March 11 and March 12,  7:30 p.m.
Braeburn Theatre, Lavington.

3. Women of the World Talk & Act, Nairobi. 

A part of the Cultural Stopovers Initiative, Women of the World Talk & Act will be a full day of presentations, performances, arts and crafts, and discussions. Held at the Michael Joseph centre, the event starts at 8 a.m. on March 8, and continues on until 4 p.m.

4. . Thursday Night Live Featuring Cece Sagini

Catch the singer/song-writer behind the recent single 9 to 5 live at Choices pub and restaurant on March 17 at 8:30 p.m.

5. World Storytelling Day: And Then She Said..Performances by Mumbi Kaigwa, Sitawa Namwalie and Patricia Kihoro

This will surely be an exciting day for writers, artists and readers on March 19  at Kwani. In the evening (7 p.m.) look out for performances by the talented Mumbi Kaigwa, Sitawa Namwalie, Patricia Kihoro, Raya Wambui and Maimouna Jallow.