We marked International Women’s day in a unique style. The organization joined other women-based organizations in the Nairobi area, who in return planned for a walk that aimed to raise awareness on organizations that empower women and talk encouraging women in leadership since that was the theme.
On Friday the 5th of March of 2021, women and organizations that support women gathered outside Kasarani police station where participants walked, and organizations represented were introduced to the people and the vicinity.
The women representative of Nairobi county Honorable Esther Passaris graced the event. As a woman leader, she too participated in the walk, and in her speech, she delivered links on where women can get help under her leadership. She also shared opportunities that the county government has set aside to empower women.
She concluded by highlighting the rise of sexual violence on girls under the age of 18, which has led to high numbers of school dropouts due to early pregnancies and living with the trauma. A sector that the Wounded Healers organization has a call to end sexual violence in Kenya.
Other organizations supported women by promoting women’s businesses by giving them loans and grants for the women groups to stand to their feet. Others that offered shelter to violated females and lawyers were made known to the public that day.
International women’s day was essential to us as an organization because we got to link up with other organizations in line with our work of duty. It opened windows for our organization to leverage its activities to better the female in Kenya.