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jmaruru

Kenia

  • Ciudad, Estado Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Ubicación geográfica África
  • Lenguas English, Swahili, kikuyu

Sobre mí

I am a young woman in my mid-twenties, a writer, Kenyan. I am a survivor, a builder, a repairer, a woman who belives that she can be the best that she can be.

Muestra cambiada por:

Through growth. I am open to growth, mental, emotional, spiritual and intellectual. I understand that I must be the change that my society needs

Me apasiona:

Creative Writing, Child education, Social reform.


Entradas recientes al foro

My sexuality was questioned

14 posts | martes, 11 de diciembre de 2012 19:57

What Difference Do Women Make?

29 posts | martes, 24 de febrero de 2009 3:02


Acciones

The International Violence Against Women Act

The International Violence Against Women Act

The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.



de la Comunidad:

Salma waves at me as she comes out of the Swahili house she lives in with her husband and in-laws. She is my age, 21 years old. She is very heavy with child, and has two beside her, one and a half and three. I know she has already made dinner for her husband. He must be at the mosque, a truck driver home from a long road trip. He has been very angry with Salma. She tested HIV-Positive when she went for post-natal clinic. He blames her, so do his folks. She is being brave. The clinic gave her medication and advice. She hopes this little one will be spared. The other two are HIV- Positive. Age is lining her eyes.  

de la Comunidad:

Terri Njeri Mumo*. She was 19 years old the day I first wrote this piece. She sat her Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Exams in 2007. I thought she had a lot of potential. From her essays, my guess is she was a girl with a lot going on in her head. She could have been a great statesperson someday. But did she have a chance?  

de Mujeres, poder y política:

Art across Borders

Regardless of ethnicity, nationality, religion, immigration status, identity, social, cultural or political ideology, women can relate to each other by a unity of gender experience. Women have the power of many. Women are the source of strength that their children feed from. We are empowering ourselves to defend our rights--through struggle and through democratic venues when possible.

de Mujeres, poder y política:

El cuerpo como arte
Muchas artistas contemporáneas usan su cuerpo para hacer una declaración política. La artista Ingrid Mwangi es una de ellas; crea obras innovadoras, visualmente llamativas y a menudo impactantes. Pasó sus primeros 15 años de vida en Kenya y vive en Alemania desde entonces. A través de fotografías, performances, sonido, instalaciones y video, ha creado un "cuerpo de trabajo" que cuestiona las convenciones tanto sociales como políticas. Mwangi escribe: "Mi cuerpo es la única cosa que me pertenece... Reacciono, interpreto y cuestiono los clisés y los estereotipos a los que me enfrento... Uso el arte para despertar consciencias".

de Mujeres, poder y política:

Guerreras ambientalistas

En todo el mundo, las mujeres han estado a la vanguardia del ambientalismo, ayudando a asegurar un planeta más sano para sus familias y las futuras generaciones. Las mujeres aquí retratadas son solo un pequeño ejemplo de las miles que se han jugado el pellejo para restaurar y proteger el ambiente. Estas mujeres fueron elegidas porque cada una tiene una historia importante para contar. Si usted conoce otras guerreras ambientalistas, la invitamos a compartir sus historias, o la suya propia.

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