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Women in and out of prison - what they go through

Women in prison continue to suffer double tragedy. Most of the problems they experience or they have been convicted of, mostly originate from retrogressive culture and denial to justice as well as poverty. In collaboration with FIDIPA an NGO realizes that some women after serving their term in prison do not have a proper place to settle or call home due to various reasons. Most of them suffer stigma and discrimination that they would rather squat somewhere that their background is not known. Others have no place to go at all or even a place to lay their head; and therefore join prostitution, risky jobs that could make them land back to prisons easily. Depending on the case most of their properties are sold by defendants or relatives in the name of trying to support their dependents or visiting them. The women in prison need basic needs like sanitary towels, sandles, panties of which they are not provided with at the moment here in Kenya. Some of them get through their relatives and friends who visit them while others who are not visited are left to suffer and at the mercy of those who have.

Please join me to support the women in and out of prison be able to move beyond feelings of sadness or anger into more productive ways. Bringing together the women out of prison share their ideas since they are very creative and bringing in ideas and skills imparted to them while in different prisons e.g baskets making, mat, hairdressing, among others will improve their income. FIDIPA aims at giving relevant participatory tools to enable them define and take control of their own development needs and not to be repeatedly victimized or intimidated. Further the organization has pledged to build their capacities as a force to network and maximize synergy. The latter is a reflection of the dynamism that continues to evolve within FIDIPA regarding ethnicity, race or religion. the challenge is the financial constraint.

My Aspiration as Nyapaul a gospel Musician. I spend time ministering hope to women in and out of prison; most of them suffer pain stigma and discrimination. From the proceeds of my music, I visit prisons and buy sanitary towels, soap, and sandals. I conduct follow-up home visit for the ex convicts from various prisons in Kenya to restore their self esteem, giving them the confidence to forge ahead and take up their responsibility. (John 10:10).

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is is possible to have interviews and post them to the internet from various meetings/workshops? and can I get financial support to facilitate this activity

Nyapaul

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Welcome to World Pulse

Dear Nyapaul,

Welcome to the community. You are now part of a thriving network of grass roots women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I encourage you to participate in the Women weave the web campaign.I would also encourage you to post stories in your journal so that we can get to know more about you and your community as well as your challenges and also encourage you to reach out to as many people on this great platform.

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community. Please feel free to ask any questions in case you need help with the platform.

In friendship,

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

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Wow great job

Dear Nyapaul,
You are really doing great work. I am very humbled by your sacrifice because those women have nowhere to turn and are mostly excommunicated from society. Please continue with your great work and please continue to post more of these women`s stories. Stay blessed and continue with the struggle.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Nyapaul-
You amaze me with your generosity of self and spirit. What a blessing your must be to those with whom you work. We at World Pulse and in the Community would absolutely love to hear more of these women- what their stories are, what is affective, what brings hope, etc. As a fellow musician, I have an idea of what it is to give your talent for the sake of others. Although World Pulse does not supply direct funding, we do have a vast resource section for your reference. https://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange

You may also want to look into the Women's Funding Network, or Global Fund for Women. Another great way to connect with resources is to connect with this amazing Community on World Pulse, sharing your stories, your music, and whatever else you feel comfortable sharing. Your voice is vital to bringing Women's needs to the forefront. The topic of women in prison is not a lesser-seen topic, so we would really like to hear more.

Please feel free to private message me with questions or concerns.

Blessings to you as you help women find life, and find it abundantly.

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

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women in prison empowement

Dear Michelle,

Thank you so much and sorry for delay in responding to your post. I was away in the rural and electricity is a challenge in some remotest parts of the country and I love reaching the un-reached therefore I could not charge my phone and laptop. I came back to town yesterday. If possible send me your email address I will send you some attachment and share more.

Concerning music I am so happy to know that you too are musician, we shall do a lot together in future hopefully. Please plan to visit us sometimes this year if possible so that we could go round the prisons together and even visit those out of prisons.

Please send me links of people who could support me with bibles so that when I go to prisons apart from sanitary towels I could also give them bibles to read.

Thank you and blessings. I am unable to upload my profile picture. I have tried several times without success, hope I manage that later.

Nyapaul

Nyapaul

Nyapaul-
It seems you were successful in uploading your profile picture? There are many organizations who donate Bibles- I'm sure you can do an online search, or look through the World Pulse resources.

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=bible+donations+orga...
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange

Please message me if you have any other questions or concerns!

All the best to you.

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

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