Feminism as healing.

“Feminism is also rooted in healing, in laughter, in smiles, in love, in sisterhood.” – Muthoni Ngige. I had the privilege of attending the Young Kenyan Feminists Convening that took place a couple of weeks ago with about 40 other participants. Feminists from different theories, backgrounds and classes from different regions in Kenya attended. It was an opportunity for me to interact with other women and learn how they are pushing the feminist agenda in their different capacities. It was also a refreshing course on the dire need for intersectionality in our feminisms.

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Access to Justice for Survivors of S/GBV.

Many survivors or victims of sexual violence live their entire lives- post trauma, in pursuit of justice but unfortunately only a small percentage ever get this fulfilled. It is vital to note that getting justice is an important step in their journey to recovery or healing after their ordeal or experience. For most survivors, seeing…

Fighting Rape Culture.

I think one of the worst things rape culture has enabled is the shame that accompanies its victims and survivors; when the shame and violation shifts from the perpetrator to the victim. When I am unable to say that I have been raped because of the stigma that accompanies rape survivors, the indignity is imprinted…

Endorsing Rape Culture.

One thing that we all need to get clear, even though it has been explained over and over again through all platforms, is the fact that rape has never and will never be about sex. Rape is an act of violence centred on power and control. There is always an uproar when a case of…