Wounded Healers foundation marked the International Women day in in a unique style. The foundation joined other women-based organizations in Nairobi area, who in return planned for a walk that was aimed to raise awareness on organizations that empower women as well as talks 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 of the event took a walk and organizations represented where 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 that are 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 drop outs due to early pregnancies as well as living with the trauma. A sector that the Wounded Healers organization has a call to end sexual violence in Kenya.
Other organizations opened up on how they support women be it promoting women businesses by giving them loans and grants for the women groups to stand to feet. Others that offer shelter to violated females as well as lawyers were made known to the public that day.
The international women’s day was important to us as an organization because we got to link up with other organizations that are in line with our work of duty. It opened windows for our organization to leverage its activities for the betterment of the female in Kenya.
We would wish to reach out to many girls who have been sexually violated as we provide free counseling and our future goal is to put the survivors to safer homes. If you skip your coffee today, one cup of coffee will enable us get one girl’s sanitary towels for a month. Kindly donate to our call, your contribution will help a girl get a healing and stand back to their feet.