Category: Storytelling

Elite Secondary School is another school that we work with in Kibera. In our Eneza Club today, we discussed the effects of sexual violence. I shared my story with the whole class of how I was raped and the traumatic effect it has had on my life. One girl, who had been so shy during our sessions, shared that she …

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Category: Storytelling

Today, the atmosphere was full of energy and I was impressed by how the students reviewed the different forms of violence that we learned in the previous lesson. They even gave specific examples from their communities. One of the students suggested that a woman’s outfit can be a cause of rape. I asked the class how many of them had …

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Category: Storytelling

At New Horizon Secondary School, our Eneza Club has 65 students who come consistently every week. Today, we talked about the various forms of sexual violence. This session in particular was super sensitive and so we started by reminding the students of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and listening to others without judgement. We explored different stories and experiences of …

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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

OCTOBER 22 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL Kibera, Kenya On Saturday, we held our annual International Day of the Girl conference! It was a huge success! This year’s conference brought together 100 students from all around Nairobi to develop leadership skills, storytelling with dignity, and violence prevention through education. We gathered in Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum, to celebrate girls! …

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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

Freely in Hope’s annual International Day of the Girl Summit #IDG2015 brought together students, survivors, and practitioners to talk about ways to end the cycle of sexual violence in our communities. In the afternoon after our launch, we hosted 70 people including high school students from Kibera (East Africa’s largest slum), survivors of sexual violence from partnering organizations, and practitioners …

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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

On October 17, we celebrated five incredible years of restoring dignity with survivors of sexual violence in Nairobi—our scholars shared stories of their past full of pain that has now been redeemed through their audacious dreams of ending sexual violence through education, empowerment, and bold leadership. Their challenge to us was inspiring—to partner with them toward a community, a nation, …

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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

Our #IDG2014 Recap Huge shout-out to all the donors that contributed to our first International Day of the Girl Summit in Nairobi, Kenya! We reached our $2,500 goal and you helped to make our first Summit a huge success! Freely in Hope scholars shared their stories about sexual violence and how they are now celebrating their rewritten stories. Clair (pictured) shared …

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