In addition to teaching and research, the African Gender Institute has several projects running that complement the teaching of GWS in tertiary institutions throughout the African continent. Some of Institutes’ projects include the publication of the only continental and Afrocentric bi-annual journal (the Feminist Africa journal) and the hosting of a resource-rich online portal for teaching GWS in Africa (GWS Africa).
Muthoni Wanyeki is a political scientist who works on development communications, gender and human rights and has published in these fields. She currently works as the Executive Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), a national, non-governmental organisation that works to promote all human rights of all Kenyans through research and advocacy as well as civic action.
This project, implemented by Mutawinat Benevolent Company(Mutawinat), sought to secure inheritance rights of Muslim women, which are generally denied in customary practice, even though their rights are recognised in Muslim laws. The project addressed the lack of public awareness of such rights and the stigmatisation of women who demand their inheritance.
Mutawinat adopted a strategy that included the following aspects: