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Afri-Girl Rise

Afri-Girl Rise

By Valarie Waswa
This podcast channel seeks to empower women and promote pan Africanism, by having the inclusion of all African countries in our discussions and having conversations with African women and men whose activities directly impact women in Africa.
Join us every Wednesday and Sunday for informative, refreshing and inspirationsl conversations.
Hosted by Valarie Waswa, Human Rights and Gender Lawyer, and Co-founder of
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Afri-Girl Rise


Afri-Girl Rise

In this episode, I am joined by my fellow learned friend and very good friend, Lucia Ngugi as we share some of the struggles women go through. Feel free to share some of the struggles you go through via voice message to our whatsapp number : +254707059485. If you would love to support our podcast, we really appreciate it, kindly reach out to us on for bank details. Follow our socials @valarie_waswa and @afrigirl_rise on ig. Love and light!!!
November 1, 2020
Hello, my loves!I'm back again with bigger and better stuff lined up for you guys. Feel free to share your feedback via voice message to our whatsapp number : +254707059485. If you wish to support our podcast so we could reach out to more women please email us at for bank details. If you have any questions, comments, feel free to Whatsapp us or dm us on ig @afrigirl_rise. Follow my ig handle @valarie_waswa and let's engage more. Otherwise, enjoy the podcast!!!
October 28, 2020
This is the final episode of Season 1. It's an appreciation episode, an episode where I recap what we've been discussing in the previous episodes and giving notice on the various improvements we will be implementing in the coming episodes. Tune in for Season 2!!!Follow us on instagram here : For any further enquires email us at:
September 20, 2020
Tshengi Ndlovu on Empowering Women in International Trade
In this episode, I get to have a great discussion with Tshengi Ndlovu from Zimbabwe, a Customs and Trade consultant and Founder of Organization of Women in International Trade, Zimbabwe Chapter. Check out the episode to find out more on the same topic. To find out more about the "Making the African Continental Free Trade Area Work", check out the website
August 16, 2020
Carolyn Seaman on Empowering Girls through Film Making and Tech
I get to have a chat with Ms Carolyn Seaman from Nigeria, Founder and Creative Director of Girls Voices Initiative on the various programs run in the organization to empower girls through film making and tech. Check out the episode to find out more on how films and tech skills such as coding go a long way in impacting and improving the lives of thousands of girls in Nigeria.
August 12, 2020
Cindy Adem on The Future of Work in the light of COVID 19 Revolution and Digital Economy
In this episode, I get to have a very insightful discussion with Cindy Adem from Kenya, an Advocate of the High Court, award winner of several awards and fellowships, and Founder of Village2Nation, a company that provides digital and logical solutions to individuals to help them leverage their business, hobbies, side hustles, talents, and personal brand. Do check the episode out and you will truly be inspired. P. S: Sorry I've published this after the final webinar series she was holding was completed. Check out her website: for further updates.
August 9, 2020
Towera Msisia on Gender Inequality at Work Places
In this episode, I get to have a chat with Towera Misisa from Malawi, a young feminist, Member at International Youth Alliance for Family Planning and Gender Advocate at Gender Justice Unit and Young Feminist Network on the various forms of gender inequality at work places and what can be done to remedy the situation
August 5, 2020
In this episode, I get to have a chat with these great changemakers, Vilda Atieno, Social works student and Disability Rights Advocate, and Johnkeen Otieno, a Disability Rights advocate and volunteer at Plan International, Chesire Foundation and several other youth organizations speak about rights persons with disabilities. Our main focus in on the various issues that girls and women with disabilities face, and the effecr of COVID 19 on Person with Disabilities.
August 2, 2020
Abortion and Planned Parenthood- with Paulina Hambata and Danai Chirawu
This podcast is a conversation from a legal and medical perspective on abortion and the other forms of family planning, challenges faced and what can be done to improve access to family planning methods. We also get to have conversations about pro life and pro choice views on abortion.
July 29, 2020
Is Peace the Absence of Conflict? with Ambassador Karabo Mokgonyana
In this episode I get to have a discussion with the AU Ambassador of Peace in Southern Africa on what exactly it means to say that a country, a family or a community is peaceful, and what actions can be taken, especially during COVID 19 to enhance peace amongst ourselves. Tune in!
July 26, 2020
Podcasting in my Native Language ( Kibukusu)
This is an unscripted, unedited podcast which is a challenge for African podcasters to record a podcast in their native language. So I did this one in Kibukusu, which is the language the tribe I come from speaks. Let me know what you guys think. Life is never serious, a good laugh is good for the heart😂
July 24, 2020
Is Your Mental Health in Check?
We are always talking about our physical health, Reproductive health, striving so hard to make sure that we are healthy; but how often do we give attention to our mental health, which equally matters as well? In this episode we discuss with Lerato Solomon from South Africa, Founder of Mental Health Matters with Lerato, as she shares her personal journey struggling with depression, and how she overcame it and decided to help other people undergoing depression and mental illness seek help. Tune in, grab a drink and enjoy!
July 19, 2020
Analysis of the Reproductive Health Bill Kenya
This episode seeks to analyse some of the key provisions of the Reproductive Health Bill Kenya, introduced by Senator Susan Kihika, in seeking to address the many assumptions about the bill. Your views are very much welcome. You can send your feedback in form of a voice message here:
July 13, 2020
You need to have a small waist. Wait, small, but not too small. You need to have a good bum, oh and your breast should be proportional to you bum. Hold on, not like that. How about your legs, you should have long sexy legs. Your forehead is too big. You are too big, too sexy, too small. Till when!!! Every body size is amazing just as it is!!! And that's what we will be discussing in this episode with Hope Malesedi Shabangu, upcoming TV personality and International Commisioner of Girl Guides Society in South Africa. Do share your views on the same! Enjoy!!
July 12, 2020
Women in Leadership: First and Youngest Female King in Nigeria
I get to talk to Tinaude Adeyujigbe, the regent of Iboropa regime, Nigeria, as she shares her leadership journey, the struggles, how she overcame them and what her role entails.
July 5, 2020
Role of Women in Leadership and Politics
This week, I get to feature Hon. Winfred Asiko Abuti, Chairperson of Youths and BBI, Political Activist and political aspirant. She shares about what it is like to be a woman in a male dominated field-politics, and why we should have more women in governance. Find out more on the podcast!
June 28, 2020
How to Manage Personal Finances: Insights from a Banker and Expert Financial Coach
This week I get to feature Norah Chanda Kalalukah, from Zambia, a Banker with 20+ years of experience and an expert financial coach. She talks about the importance of proper management of personal finances and the need for African women to be more involved in managing and planning finances at home.
June 21, 2020
International Day of an African Child : A Chat with African Women and Child Rights Enthusiasts
This is a bonus episode organized in commemoration of the International Day of an African Child that was on the 16th of June. I get to have the chat with Panom Nien, Founder of Save the Girl Org South Sudan, Adigun Oludolapo, Founder of Diary of an African Child, Nigeria, Rossence Paradza, Human Rights Advocate, Zimbabwe and Stephanie Kusa, Founder of Kakamega Social Justice Center, Kenya. We get to discuss the different issues affecting the African girlchild, and share experiences of what it was like growing up in Africa as a child.
June 18, 2020
How to do International Business and Importation
In this episode, we get to have an eye opening conversation with Olalonpe from Nigeria, a Law Student and Founder of House of Lonpe, an Importation company that imports goods from Dubai, China and Turkey to resell them in Nigeria. We get to discuss how to remodel our business for Post COVID 19,how to start importation business with minimum capital and the nitty gritties of importation business.
June 7, 2020
It's High Time Africans Supported "Made in Africa" products--with Evaline Macua.
In this episode we have a very profound conversation with Evaline Macua, from Kenya, CEO of Swift Apparel, a cloth line, CEO of Elleveliving Interior Decor Company and an infant skincare company. We get to discuss what it is like to be a female manufacturer in Africa, how she changed her career from International Relations and Foreign Policy to Enterpreneurship and how following her passion transformed her life.
June 1, 2020
Women Empowerment? What exactly does that mean?
Is it telling women that they don't need men? Is is telling women that men are trash? Is it telling women that they are better than men? Let's find out!!!
May 24, 2020
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May 10, 2020