OBR Kenya 2021 Launch: Rising Gardens

Published: 2 December 2020 > Kenya

(shared by Cecilia Brenda – OBR Kenya coordinator)

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“Dear Mathilde” by Muthoni Drummer Queen, performed by the V-Day Safe House Girls!

Published: 30 January 2020 > Kenya

To welcome #1BillionRising 2020, the Maasai girls of the Tasaru Rescue Center / V-Day Safe House For The Girls in Narok, Kenya performed “Dear Mathilde” by Kenyan singer named Muthoni Drummer Queen. The girls made this video in solidarity with One Billion Rising. They Rise in celebration of girl’s education and for…

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Kenya Artists Rising

Published: 5 February 2019 > Kenya

Kenya Rising on 14 February, with “We Men For Women Art Fest”

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Celebrating V-Man Duncan Bomba Omwani Papa Omundu Umundu

Published: 1 February 2019 > Kenya

Photo: Paula Allen for V-Day We’ve just received the sad news that Duncan Bomba Omwani Papa Omundu Umundu passed away on 25 January. All of us at V-Day, One Billion Rising, and City of Joy mourn the loss of our dear friend Duncan, a true V-Man. Devoted to empowering and protecting African…

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RISE 2019

Published: 1 January 2019 > Kenya

In 2019, organizing a ONE BILLION RISING event or staging a V-Day benefit production of The Vagina Monologues or A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is a theatrical experience AND an ARTISTIC UPRISING. Transform Radical Spaces. Raise awareness and funds for rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters & organizations who are serving survivors. Spotlight…

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KENYA RISING LAUNCH! by Cecilia Brenda (One Billion Rising Kenya Coordinator)

Published: 30 November 2018 > Kenya

1 billion Rising Kenya has embarked on “Rising as a way of life 2019! We will speak and act on issues sorrounding SGBV everyday, 24/7 until the violence ends. The Youth have become stronger in the call to end SGBV. Let us walk the talk together. Rising towards 14th February…

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Kenya Rising to protect nursing mothers against sexual violence by hospital staff

Published: 24 January 2018 > Kenya

“Violence against anyone is bad enough. But violence against patients and nursing mothers is completely unacceptable. Hospitals are one of the safe spaces we have in society, a place where one goes to not out of leisure but out of pressure. Our patients MUST be kept safe. ONE BILLION RISING…

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An Update from Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative and the V-Day Safe House for the Girls in Kenya, December 2016

Published: 6 February 2017 > Kenya

The following update was provided by Agnes Pareyio, Founder of the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative and the V-Day Safe House for the Girls. She is also a One Billion Rising and V-Day Activist. SUPPORT this important work by donating today > Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative is a community-based organization in the southern…

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Field Update from Dolphin Anti-Rape Activists In Kenya

Published: 13 September 2016 > Kenya

The following report was sent by self-defense teacher and cofounder of Dolphin Anti-Rape, Duncan Bomba, seen here training a local woman: “I cant wait to share the report we got from Olchoro in Narok County where Lesana K. saved herself from two attackers on her way from Narok Town. The local women community leader called…

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Female Genital Mutilation: Invisible Hand of Patriarchy by Naomi Mwaura

Published: 9 February 2015 > Kenya

It is nearly impossible to discuss the practice of female genital mutilation without eliciting reactions from both supporters and opposers of the practice. However, the health risks of female genital mutilation such as death, pregnancy risk, painful sexual experiences, difficulty with urination, menstrual issues far outweigh the benefits of continuing…

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