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KENYA: And Still I Have No House

Widowed at age 25 and HIV positive, Afline tells her story of family betrayal and pleads with President Obama to pass IVAWA for the women of Kenya. Read More »

"After the burial of my husband I expected a 'normal' life as a widow, but that was never to be."

Afline

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For the Millions of Hushed Voices

From her home in Cameroon, Shekina urges President Obama to pass IVAWA to liberate women from what she calls a subtle and brutal form of slavery. Read More »

"Our imaginations cannot thrive when the world gives a deaf ear to the raging acts of violence that are perpetrated against us day and night."

Shekina

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