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Kenyan Women Struggle To Survive

Kenyan Women Struggle To Survive

For 50 years, Ester Yokoi has been drinking water from Kenya’s Lake Baringo, and for 50 years it has been poisoning her. Yokoi is one of several thousand villagers to develop a bone-weakening disease due to the lake’s dangerously high fluoride levels, officials said, leaving her unable to walk and too poor to afford medication, […]

Women ‘Suffering Under Covid-19’

Women ‘Suffering Under Covid-19’

Women bear the brunt of Covid-19–not so profound a statement in the Kenyan context, where a spike in teen pregnancies has featured regularly in the media since the government closed schools in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But then, Kenya is not alone, hence the attention UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes […]

Kenyan Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence

Kenyan Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence

”When we lose our fear, they lose their power!’ The confrontation was caught on film. As three armed policemen try to pull Wanjira Wanjiru away, she clings to the wing-mirror of a parked car and refuses to move. “Don’t touch me!” she yells. “Why are you arresting me?” “Why are you protesting?” one of the […]

Kenyan Women Shake Up Gender Roles

Kenyan Women Shake Up Gender Roles

As farmers face greater climate change threats, loosening gender restrictions and getting men and women talking can help them stand up to the pressures It’s early morning and Moses Njiru 43, has an array of household chores lined up before heading to his job as a cattle broker. Dressed in grey trousers and a white […]

Kenya: Text Young Women About Sex To Boost HIV Testing

Kenya: Text Young Women About Sex To Boost HIV Testing

 HIV remains the leading cause of death in Kenya Texting young women in Kenya with regular information about sex, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases could encourage more to get tested for HIV in a country where stigma surrounding the virus is rife, researchers said on Wednesday. Some 600 female college students in Kenya received monthly […]

Kenya: Pink Bicycles for Female Flower Farm Workers

Kenya: Pink Bicycles for Female Flower Farm Workers

As focus on sustainable farming practices takes centre-stage, flower grower, Oserian Development Company, has introduced bicycles to encourage female employees to cycle for ease of movement, better health and a cleaner environment. This message will be driven home by three farm-based Kenya women’s national football team (Harambee Starlets) members who have been gifted with pink […]