Say no to gender violence

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December 6, 2010 – Join musicians June GACHUI, Helen MTAWALI, Krax BLAZE and author/performer – Muthoni GARLAND as they stand against ANTI-GENDER VIOLENCE on the 8th of December.

Book a table of friends to listen to an intimate music concert and support a great cause.

Gender violence in Kenya is an ongoing national calamity.  Join Sauti and Storymoja this Wednesday evening at 6pm at the Vineyard on Rhapta Road in Westlands for cocktails, bitings, music, and even beauty touch-ups for early comers. Let’s stand together to make clear that Anti-Gender Violence has to stop. NOW.

Muthoni Garland of Storymoja will perform a short dramatised reading drawn from Al Kag’s book, Living Memories: the true story of a Pokomo girl, violated multiple times in 1940’s to 1950’s Kenya that sheds light on the historical roots of gender violence in Kenya today, and also celebrates the incredible tenacity of women. 

Tickets at ksh1500. Book your seat by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] . You can pay by Mpesa or Zap or reserve your seat(s) online and then pay cash at the door. Limited seats so call your friend(s) to come with you and book today!

 

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  • Boiyot

    Most women who were running for nominations lost in electorates that have women as the majority voters… How do you combat that?
    It is high time the women voted for their own if they want any chance of being empowered!

    • Tom Randiki

      Why should women vote for women simply because they are women? Isn’t it the same as saying that Pokots should only vote for Pokots? Let women earn their tickets with votes from both women and men. Women must refuse to be disenfranchised by forcefully being herded into a women-vote-for-women kraal.

  • Joe

    Boit, you are partially right. But the problem is not just that women are not voting for fellow women. But that the structures, and political environment is too male dominated that a woman stands no chance. How to address this? Peace Initiative Kenya among other women and Peace civic campaigns are raising awareness on the need for gender equity in leadership. The new Constitution is also clear and if adhered to, we will sure attain parity!

  • Tom Randiki

    A silly law is a silly law. And one cannot help but say that this one-third clause was silly, impractical and unfair right from word go. Presenting oneself for election is an individual’s choice. Along with the will to win, one has to possess bucketfuls of cash and lots of friends willing to religiously take up your cause. Martha, Shebesh, Wanjiru all have that. We cannot force other women to become candidates so as to attain the silly one-third limit. It will not work. We should have stopped at the mandatory Women’s Rep for each county and party nomination lists and left the rest to the electorate. With this silly one-third clause, we may end up with over 150 extra members of the National Assembly whom we did not elect. Of course, don’t even dream about how much more money will be required to run an already burdensome legislature.

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