Teresa Chirwa Ndanga named “Women to Watch in 2015″
Teresa Chirwa Ndanga, a current MC/MPA Mason Fellow at Harvard University, was recently named one of several “Women to Watch in 2015” by the Media Institute of Southern Africa. Ms. Ndanga is a Malawian journalist who leads Zodiac Broadcasting, a radio station in Malawi. She is the past receipient of the CNN-Multichoice African Health and Medical Award. Read more here.
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) marked International Women’s Day by releasing the second wave of MISA’s Women to Watch.
MISA’s Women to Watch in 2015 profiles outstanding southern African women in a variety of fields, whose work and achievements contribute to MISA’s vision of a southern Africa where everyone enjoys freedom of expression and pluralism of views and opinions.
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day designated by civil society organisations around the world is, ‘Make it Happen,’ and in this publication you will meet 9 women who are certainly doing just that.
“From an award-winning journalist following in the footsteps of her idols at Harvard University; to a passionate child rights activist fighting for a better world for children and one where they are free to express themselves safely and freely; to a filmmaker using the medium to give a voice to remote communities and ways of life. These are just some of the incredible women who I am sure will inspire and motivate you to pursue your own goals and dreams this year,” said MISA Regional Director Ms ZoéTitus.
The women profiled by MISA this year are:
– Teresa Chirwa Ndanga, investigative journalist and newsroom director, Malawi
– Josephine Chinele, journalist, Malawi
– Nashilongo Gervasius, journalist, Namibia
– Oshosheni Hiveluah, filmmaker, Namibia
– Mary Pais Da Silva, human rights lawyer, Swaziland
– Noxolo Nkabinde, journalist, Swaziland
– Happiness Watimanywa, humanitarian, Tanzania
– Jokate Mwegelo, humanitarian, Tanzania
– Judith Mulenga, child rights activist, Zambia