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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The students in our Eneza Club just got back from break. My biggest highlight was that despite the long break, the students were still able to remember the different forms of sexual violence that we learned in previous sessions. One high school junior shared how sexual harassment by teachers is rampant in their school. She shared how one teacher has …

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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

When people recognize that rape culture is prevalent, many ask me this question: How can I be an advocate against sexual violence?   1. Support a survivor through the healing process. 2. Maintain the survivor’s confidentiality. 3. Be patient and non-judgmental. 4. Suggest options but allow the survivor to decide what action to take. 5. Do not stay silent when …

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Category: Blog

When people find out that I’m a survivor, many ask me this question: As a survivor, what can I do to find healing?   1. Admit the fact that it has happened. 2. Understand that it is not your fault. 2. Seek medical attention and justice. 3. See a counselor. 4. Reach out to someone you trust. 5. Join a …

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