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KENYA : Poor Women Beset On All Sides By Violence


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Naoko
- 3103 days ago - ipsnews.net
I lay there recoiling in disgust, hurt and betrayal and watched the man whom I call husband, rape my daughter. It was the most painful ordeal...but i was powerless because he is the sole bread-winner in the home.



   

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Michelle Matthews (287)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 7:20 am
This is happening all over sub-Saharan Africa - rape, abuse, violence all systemic. The world needs to start caring more. I'm actually writing a novel about it right now!
 

Erin R (181)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 11:54 am
Noted with sadness! :-(
 

Marta Away (55)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 6:13 pm
'The majority of the victims are children and women; the perpetrators of violence almost invariably men, frequently well-known to their victims'. Not surprising, the same story always, again and again. In all countries all over the world.

Thanks, Naoko.
 

Patricia Y (2)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 8:17 am
Very very sad.
 

Zoraida colon (5)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 12:50 pm
The United Nations Women's Empowerment Camp. This camp will receive women from anywhere in the world, pay their travel expenses and educate them on self defense, sef sustainability, business acumen and their human rights, all anonymously. Once educated, they return to their country of origin as seeds. Once enough seeds are in place to make an impact, they reveal themselves to each other and formulate a plan to turn over the social flaws in their own culture that make them victims, and begin training other women. The changes will be subtle at first, as they educate their OWN male children on human rights and sensitize them to the plight of their sisters. Only through education of the upcoming generations will true change be accomplished. It cannot come from the outside as it would be met with resistance even from the women themselves who have been trained to see this type of dominance as normal and necessary. They must take ownership of their changes in order to implement them in a lasting and positive way. Education from within. That is the key to change.
 

Mary C (6)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 3:59 pm
I have a question...What are we, as women...as mothers...primary care givers< usually>, What do we need to change, or do, in order to help make the boys of this world grow into healthy, responsible, caring, strong men, who would NEVER CONSIDER treating children, and women with such disrespect and dishonor?
 

Fran Hazid (6)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 4:43 pm
When are the people of the world going to say enough is enough! When will governments finally say "Zero Tolerance for violence against women and children!
Stop blaming women for the crimes of men! Men need to take responsibility and deal to their own. Men stop other men from enacting violence against women, only them will we see an end to the violence. I live in hope and despair that this will ever happen.
 

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:10 pm
Remember that song from many years ago when I was young?

We gpt trouble right here in River City!

Well, we still do.
 
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