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jmaruru

Kenya

  • Ville, État Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Situation géographique Afrique
  • Langues English, Swahili, kikuyu

A propos de moi

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.

Faites preuve de changement en:

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

Je suis passionnée par:

Creative Writing, Child education, Social reform.


Entrées de Forum récentes

My sexuality was questioned

14 posts | mardi 11 décembre 2012 19:57

What Difference Do Women Make?

29 posts | mardi 24 février 2009 03:02


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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 Communauté:

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 Communauté:

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 l'exposition Les Femmes, Le Pouvoir et la Politique:

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 l'exposition Les Femmes, Le Pouvoir et la Politique:

Quand Le Corps devient Art
De nombreuses artistes contemporaines utilisent leur corps pour faire une déclaration politique. L'artiste Ingrid Mwangi est l'une d'entre elles, créant des oeuvres innovantes, visuellement frappantes et souvent choquantes. Elle a passé les 15 premières années de sa vie au Kenya et vit en Allemagne depuis. A travers la photographie, les représentations, le son, l'installation et la vidéo, elle a créé un "corps d'œuvre" qui remet en cause à la fois les conventions sociales et politiques. Mwangi écrit: "Mon corps est la seule chose que je possède...Je réagis, j'interprète et je remets en question les clichés et les stéréotypes auxquels je suis confrontée....j'utilise l'art pour éveiller les consciences."

de l'exposition Les Femmes, Le Pouvoir et la Politique:

Guerrières pour l’Environnement

Dans le monde, les femmes ont été des leaders de l'activisme environnemental, aidant à garantir une planète saine pour leurs familles et les générations à venir. Les femmes décrites ici ne sont qu'un petit exemple des milliers d'autres femmes qui ont mis leur vie en jeu pour restaurer et protéger l'environnement. Ces femmes ont été choisies parce que chacune d'entre elles a une histoire importante à raconter. Si vous connaissez d'autres guerrières pour l'environnement, nous vous invitons à partager leurs histoires ou vos histoires avec nous.


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