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Introducing myself and my journal: sisters' voice

About Me:
Iam kenyan,and i grew up in harsh conditions of poverty.I have 7 sisters and 4 brothers .In my culture girls are there to be seen and not to be heard! The girls were not considered as deserving inheriting anything from their family,s property.As amatter of fact the girls were treated more like chattels foe sell.The dads would want to marry them offto some rich man so that they could gain a lot in form of dowry.Marraiges werte arranged with or without the girls, consent.i watched my own mother abused by my dad for years because she did not give birth to boys.I developed a passion to help women and the girl child.

My Passions:
My passion is to be the voice for my voiceless sisters ,that is women at large

My Challenges:
It has been an uphill task to get an education to the level where i can offer help and legal support for oppressed women

My Vision for the Future:
I long to use my lawyering skills to help advance the cause for women and to try and fight for passage of legislation that would ensure that the women,s rights are taken care of not just on paper.

My Areas of Expertise:
I HAVE DONE A LOT OF COMMUNITY AWARENESS SEMINARS FOR UNDERPRIVELEDGED WOMEN AND GIRLS EVEN TAKEN CASES ON PRO-BONO BASIS TO FIGHTFOR THE AFFECTED WOMENS RIGHTS.

Comments

jadefrank's picture

WELCOME!

Hi Rosalynn,

Welcome to PulseWire! You inspire me. Your struggle to rise up from your situation of poverty and oppression and turn it into not just a successful career, but one that advocates for women in your community. You are a role model for the women of your country, of Africa and of this world. I look forward to hearing more of your story, your experience and your voice here on PulseWire.

Warm regards,
Jade

JaniceW's picture

Karibu

Welcome to PulseWire! Your words are an inspiration. I believe that by you telling your story, one more voice may feel empowered to speak out and take a stand. I encourage you to reach out to other members, or start a dialogue by commenting on another journal entry. We have many members from Kenya so you will find a lot of support from your African sisters.

Please take a moment to post a photo of yourself or an image that best represents you. Also, I am so happy that you have joined our Voices of Our Future group and look forward to hearing more from you. You might want to browse through all of our community groups as it's a great way to build powerful networks, find members with similar interests to your own, share ideas or actions.

Take a moment to look at two amazing groups which I think you might be interested in joining. Leah's wonderful group, "Jambo, Hello from Kenya!" has brought together women from all over who brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and support each other's visions. It can be found at http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/1474.

The other group is the Rafiki Club, managed by mamaAfrica, which brings women together to promote literacy in rural Kenya. It can be found at http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/6627. Please do not hesitate to reach out to these amazing soul-sisters whose lights shine so brightly on PulseWire.

Bahati njema with all your efforts and we look forward to hearing from you again soon. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

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