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Special Edition — February 15, 2008

Kenyan Women Come Together to Take Back Their Country

Braving bullets and increasing sexual assaults, Kenyan women are organizing from the mass evacuee camps to the newsrooms to save their beloved nation.

In this edition you'll read the words of Dr. Karambu Ringera, a visionary political leader working to foster peace among the displaced; Leila, a 12-year-old girl taking action in her hometown of Migori; and Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai's call for urgent reconciliation. You'll also see video messages from grassroots women activists taken by award-winning journalist Anne-christine d'Adesky who courageously caught a post-election plane to Nairobi. After taking action, dance to a stunning, just-released song from up-and-coming Kenyan spoken-word artist Neema Ngwatilo.

Kenyan Women Come Together to Take Back Their Country
(UNIFEM)
Letter from the Founding Editor

This edition is close to our hearts, filled with the voices of many women on the frontlines of Kenya, embattled but undeterred in the face of rising sexual violence, mass displacement and deadly political posturing at the highest levels. These women's voices are indisputable evidence of the vibrant civil society that is mobilizing across ethnic lines.

Read more from Jensine Larsen.

Featured Articles

When Elephants Fight the Grass Below Suffers
(Gary Lichtenstein)

"When Elephants Fight, the Grass Below Suffers"
by Dr. Karambu Ringera

"The violence in my beloved Kenya and the time I have spent at the camp has reaffirmed my desire to participate in healing the broken cord that joins me to my sisters and brothers, no matter their ethnic origin. This healing begins with women."

My Beloved Country
"I have my project in the Karen
Zwickert Children's Home, in Sori, Migori
District, where I try to help girls get
sponsors for their secondary school
education." (Photo: Okeyo Bob)

Read more.


My Beloved Country
by Leila Ludie Atieno

Leila is a 12-year-old girl living in Migori, Kenya. Here, she recounts her experiences with the election violence and the actions she is taking to help the displaced women and children of Kenya.

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