Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kepstono Rotwo or Abandon the Knife

'But these young girls can. They've seen their mothers suffer and they want no part of it, but it isn't just Kepstono and a few recalcitrant girls who are fighting against the cutting. There are some Mothers who are putting their marriages on the line in order to save their daughters.'

http://www.bvblackspin.com/2011/04/20/pokot-girls-of-kenya-refuse-to-be-cut-and-change-a-community-wo/

Maimuna Kanyamala

'Meet Maimuna Kanyamala, the executive director of Kivulini Women’s Rights Organization in Mwanza.
Earlier this week, she was recognised by the US Embassy in Tanzania as the ‘2011 Tanzanian Woman of Courage’ for her efforts in promoting women’s rights in Tanzania.'

http://thecitizen.co.tz/magazines/-/10229-she-won-for-fighting-women-violence