- City, State: Nairobi, Nairobi
- Geographic Location: Africa
- Languages: English, Swahili, kikuyu
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.
Exhibit change by:
Through growth. I am open to growth, mental, emotional, spiritual and intellectual. I understand that I must be the change that my society needs
I'm passionate about:
Creative Writing, Child education, Social reform.
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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.
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.
Many contemporary women artists use their body to make a political statement. Artist Ingrid Mwangi is one of them, creating work that is innovative, visually striking and often shocking. She spent the first 15 years of her life in Kenya and has been living in Germany ever since. Through photography, performance, sound, installation and video, she's created a "body of work" that questions both social and political conventions. Mwangi writes: My body is the only thing that I own... I react, interpret and question the clichés and stereotypes with which I am faced... I use art to awaken consciences.
Around the world, women have been at the leading edge of environmental activism, helping ensure a healthier planet for their families and future generations. The women profiled here are a just small sample of thousands of others who have put their lives on the line to restore and protect the environment. These women were chosen because each has an important story to tell. If you know of other women environmental warriors, we invite you to share their stories, or your stories, with us.