Breaking the cycle of gender violence

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)
May 8, 2008

A Thought for Mother's Day

As I write, thousands of intrnally displaced persons are (un)willingly trooping back to their former homes after spending four months in the camps.

As I watched a military truck prepare to take some of the families home, I overheard one woman say: "We spent New Year in the cold; we celebrated Women's Day in the are we going to celebrate Mother's Day in our graves?"

Her sentiments echo those of hundreds of women, most still believing that life cannot be the same again.

Yet thousands more are optimistic, rejuvenated and raring to start their lives again.

"I'm now set to start planting...I just hope I'm not late for the season," says Muthoni as she hurdles her three children.

With your help, GEMINI was able to touch the lives of hundreds of desperate women/girls during the post-election crisis in Kenya.

We have prepared a brief report just for you. Without you, we would not have restored the smile in the faces of women/girls in IDP camps.

And as they prepare to restart living once again, we hope that you will still extend your support to us...and in extension, to the hundreds of poor women who need to recapture their lives.

God bless you all and we still need more of your support.

  • Bobbu
    Bobbu It, like the other reports, was helpful, but more of an editorial than a report. The report on March 19, while not as emotional, contained more objective data.
    • 9 years ago
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  • Stella
    Stella Dear Bobbu,Thanks for reading and commenting on our report. Actually, you are right about it sounding like a newspaper article..two more people told us so!!But don't worry, we are covering that up with a detailed report that will provide figures.Anything else you would like to see in our reports...just make a comment... Read more »
    • 9 years ago
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