Kenyatta University students learning to speak up
Dear friends and esteemed supporters,
In our effort to continually train health and human rights promoters 16 days of activism provided an opportunity for HFAW Founder, Grace Mose, who is also a lecturer at Kenyatta University to mentor the young Kenyatta University students on how to speak up against violence against women and girls. Many times students in this country graduate from institutions of higher learning without ever getting a chance to learn practical skills of advocacy. So many students have approached to volunteer at HFAW but often they do not know how to speak up against the vices in communities such as GBV, FGM early marriages, early pregnancies and child abuse. Last year’s 16th days of advice provided a great opportunity for these students to learn the skills. A number of them have committed to proceed to the grassroots and agitate for change and today was the start.
“At first, I was so afraid to speak up as we sang but I gained confidence as we chanted around,” said Elizabeth who was one of those being mentored. Iam Inspired, said Josephine. I want to do this again, said John.
These young people were so happy to discover that what they see others doing around the world is indeed possible with them as they shouted and sang messages: unite and stand up against GBV; No society without women; end GBV, silence will not help us, respect women, men have a role to play etc. to mention a few. It was an inspiring day and these students could not wait for yet another activism day.
HFAW works in communities such as Nyamira and Kajiado where FGM is rampant and young girls are becoming pregnant in numbers among other vices. To you our supporters, we want you to know how grateful we are for your continued support. Thank you for investing in HFAW. As we transition these young people to agitate against GBV, FGM and early pregnancies, we bank on you. Our communities are better because of how you choose to donate to our project. Please share our reports with your friends and family and explain to them the difference you are making when you donate to HFAW. Thank you for choosing to walk with us.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
Grace B Mose-Okong’o
Grace Training students to walk against GBV
She is inspired to end the silence
16 days of activism event is inspiring to them