Documenting Voices of Women

Documenting the Voices of Women in the Post Election Political Crisis in Kenya -2008

The aim of this Project is to document the Voices of Women affected during the violence that rocked the country following the disputed December Elections.
This initiative intends to capture the experiences, perspectives, and recommendations of women and children during this delicate moment of national reconciliation, dialogue, and peace building processes.
 

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 11:42

HIV Positive and Displaced , 10 Months on

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 Internally Displaced Persons including children, who are living with the HIV/Aids virus, continue to battle with challenges in their attempt to regain some sense of normalcy, ten months after displacement.

Ann Muthoni has not been spared; life has not been the same again since she lost her livelihood.

No one understands how tough life can get as much as Rose Adhiambo and her family.

Standing outside the small mud-walled, room near Kisian Township along the Kisumu-Busia road that she now calls home, all seems like a bad dream.

Kenya’s solution to a history of systematic impunity and human rights violations may finally come in the form of the proposed recommendations, by the recently released Waki Commission.

The formation of an international tribunal which is objective, and acknowledges that sexual crimes in times of political instability constitute genocidal or war crimes may deliver the much needed justice.
Friday, 24 October 2008 10:36

When Life Becomes a Battle Field

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For about three years 54 year old Penina Obuya was living an ordinary but fulfilling life fending for her two orphaned grandchildren through her small business. An expert in preparing goatskins which she used to buy from slaughterhouses, treat and transport to Nairobi; everything seemed to be going well for her. On the side, she was running a vegetable kiosk at Mshomoroni village in Kisauni constituency - Mombasa district.

She was staying some meters away from her busy kiosk and everything was going on smoothly until that fateful night when everything came tumbling down and threw her into a life of depending on well-wishers for food and accommodation.

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