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The Accidental Feminist

12 Sep 2016

I have always been a feminist. I have not always known it. I was a “spirited child’’ in fact the exact words used by my brother were “problem child’’. Of course this tag hit hard. Of my father’s six children at the time I was the only one who was sent to boarding school at…

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Mandatory Anal Examinations In Kenya; Outdated and Horrific

12 Jul 2016

A Kenyan Court ruled that the use of anal examinations is legal after two men accused of being homosexuals were subjected to the tests. The two men had brought a case to the High Court in Mombasa on Thursday, 16th June 2016 calling for anal examinations on alleged homosexuals to be declared unconstitutional. “There was…

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In The Name of Hate

03 Jul 2016

As many Kenyans gather in their places of worship, others are making preparations for the week ahead or catching up on much needed sleep after a long week or night out partying, 49 people lose their lives.  They are doing what thousands of Kenyans do every weekend: Socialising.  They are members of a minority community.…

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Intersectionality of Violence

03 Jul 2016

Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development, or deprivation”, although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of “the use…

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