Wangari Maathai: A Warrior in the Quest for Justice


Wangari Maathai: A Warrior in the Quest for Justice
Nebila Abdulmelik

Yesterday, September 25th 2011, the world said farewell to a heroic woman, a tireless activist, and a champion for women’s rights, democracy and the environment. Wangari Maathai stood up to the powers that be, serving as the voice for the voiceless. She mobilized countless others to take ownership of the land that serves as a livelihood and lifeline. She was tireless in her efforts, and we salute her. Though she is no longer with us, her legacy continues to live on. May her quest for justice, her wisdom and her teachings live through us as we continue the work she began.

FEMNET celebrates Wangari Maathai! You have left this world a better place and we are forever indebted to you. May you rest in peace.



FEMNET (The African Women's Development and Communication Network) is a pan African, feminist organisation working to advance the rights of women and girls in Africa. FEMNET has carved a niche in Informing and mobilizing African women in order for them to participate and influence policies and processes that affect their lives. FEMNET has hundreds of members in over 40 countries in Africa as well as in the diaspora. It has played a critical role in building the women's movement in Africa since inception in 1988.

3 responses »

  1. A true Warrior in the Quest for Justice is lost but we will make sure we take up the good work you left behind and continue till we get there!!! Rest in perfect Peace Wangari Maathai…!!!


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