• NERVOUS CONDITIONS

    Author: covaw Category: 16 Days of Activisim , No Comments

    Today is day one of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence Campaign. I couldn’t think of a better way to describe our societal acceptance of violence against women so I borrowed Nervous Conditions from Tsitsi Dangarembga. Violence against women is not just a sign but is also in itself a set of nervous conditions.

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  • Cycles of Violence and Public Accountability in Kenya

    Author: covaw Category: Justice For Liz , No Comments

    By Awino Okech Njeri Rugene’s article in the Daily Nation of October 7th 2013, about the gang rape of a 16 year old girl in Busia County by three men, who were subsequently released by policemen with an order to cut grass, confirms the committed efforts to reverse the gains made by women within the Constitution. Rugene’s report comes over a month since the uproar caused by Governor Kidero’s public assault on Nairobi women’s representative Rachel Shebesh on 6th September 2013.

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  • Where Kenyan Men Stand

    Author: covaw Category: Kidero Must Go , No Comments

    KideoMustGoI am a troubled young man. For one, despite the title of the post I am unsure if by what I say below I speak for majority of the men in Kenya. I don’t watch telly much but I do my best to follow the current affairs in our society and it is appalling to see the recent trend ( or maybe just one off occurrences) of abuse both physical and verbal towards our women. Reading posts like these online doesn’t help to the cause too. Still, even if it is for the few of us, this is where I think Kenyan men stand on the matters related to the recent show of irresponsibility by our leaders.

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