“The sex work business was never easy because men and police harassed me. I grew up in the streets of Nairobi after we could not afford rent in our Mathare slum house. My father left us when I was young. My mother was hooked on drugs for us and my brother or me. Read More
Rarely do sexual violence victims and survivors speak up on turning a new leaf of life and choosing to focus on a positive outlook of the journey of life where survival is for the fittest. Faith now a survivor of sexual violence, narrates her ordeal and how she has managed to tackle her healing process three years later. Continue Reading
As a child, I suffered from living in poverty, worsened by cultural beliefs and a Very violent traditional father who made me question my existence. Throughout my teens and in my early twenties, as a result of trauma, my mental health and well-being were left in near darkness, which would greatly influence my view of the world. Continue reading
Boda Boda (Motorcycle taxis) operators can play a critical role in addressing social, cultural, and gender norms that propagate harmful practices such as sexual violence, child and forced marriages, and FGM. In addition, they are in a unique position to provide support to victims who have been affected by these practices through their day-to-day interactions with clients Read more
In as much as the majority believe a Child’s memory fades with time, that is not the case when it comes to sexual violence. Many grow up with the memory of the assault wishing the situation was handled differently. Others blame themselves for being targets of pedophiles. Continue reading
Elevate program aims to improve women’s economic and health conditions. We work together to give them the skills they need to look after themselves, live independently, and work, while still benefitting from being part of a support group. In addition, the program will equip them with the knowledge and awareness to care for their physical and mental health and develop conversational skills such as nutrition awareness and looking after their own homes.
More than 100 marchers, including girls, the Nairobi county government, Law enforces, Parents, and teachers marched holding placards and banners that read ” Girls can be leaders, Educate Girls, Stop Raping us” as they demanded equal opportunities in the digital generation. Read more
In pursuit of creating awareness and prevention, the Wounded Healers partnered with Cheskaki hospital in Bungoma to train a group of community facilitators who will lead in creating awareness in their own communities. Read more
Joy as sexual consent remains at 18 years! This is after a motion was set in 2019 to lower the consent age to 16 years, a surge to have consent age lowered to 16 years was that more underage children were involved in the sexual act among fellow underage counterparts and some with adults. Read more
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Alongside other women-led organizations in Nairobi county, Wounded Healers marched down the streets to raise awareness of services we provide and encourage women to take up leadership as per the theme of 2021. Read more
If you have been to Africa, you must be aware of how culture is vitalized in all aspects of human life. And when I speak of culture it includes all norms and sanctions that must be strictly adhered to otherwise you get ostracized.
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. The pedestrian fell unconscious. A crowd quickly formed and the driver was circled upon by this crowd. The driver pulled up and then got out of the vehicle. It was apparent to every onlooker that the driver was drunk. However, the driver got away with it because the onlookers said “let us ask him for his version of the story.” Continue Reading