Kanyoro, Musimbi

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Legacy : “How would you like these interviews used?”

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro: “I think when I look at the history of women, where we have come from, we know that there have always been women who have opened doors, for others, who have been there. And then when women know that there have been others that have stood firm on issues, that spoke up, (about) the things that they will be speaking about in the future. I think this is a great inspiration.

I have been reading a book by Eleanor Roosevelt and I got quite inspired to see her own participation and just know that she was there really striving to make change within the United Nations with the consciousness of what that would be mean for women.

And I hope these interviews that you are making of us will also inspire women who will come after us – and men – to see that we were concerned about the welfare of women. We were conscious about the role of the United Nations (which if we get time we should speak about). That we were living at the time when millennium goals were being discussed and we were active participants in promoting that those millennium goals would be fulfilled or would be paid attention to them in order to improve people’s lives.

I believe that what these interviews are going to do is to assure generations that come that their struggles are struggles which others have made strong foundation and they will continue to build that foundation. I hope that my grandchild will have a chance to see one of them and say “Oh what is that my mother?”
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Legacy : “How would you like these interviews used?”

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro: “I think when I look at the history of women, where we have come from, we know that there have always been women who have opened doors, for others, who have been there. And then when women know that there have been others that have stood firm on issues, that spoke up, (about) the things that they will be speaking about in the future. I think this is a great inspiration.

I have been reading a book by Eleanor Roosevelt and I got quite inspired to see her own participation and just know that she was there really striving to make change within the United Nations with the consciousness of what that would be mean for women.

And I hope these interviews that you are making of us will also inspire women who will come after us – and men – to see that we were concerned about the welfare of women. We were conscious about the role of the United Nations (which if we get time we should speak about). That we were living at the time when millennium goals were being discussed and we were active participants in promoting that those millennium goals would be fulfilled or would be paid attention to them in order to improve people’s lives.

I believe that what these interviews are going to do is to assure generations that come that their struggles are struggles which others have made strong foundation and they will continue to build that foundation. I hope that my grandchild will have a chance to see one of them and say “Oh what is that my mother?”