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The 'Mama Union' of Kenya

Rose Omamo is the General Secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers. She trained as a mechanic and started out working as an assembler but as one of only two women working with hundreds of men she realised that the only way to defend her rights was to stand as a shop steward. Known as 'Mama Union,' the members of her organisation are still 90% male.

Image: Rose Omamo
Credit: Arbetet Global

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2 minutes