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One of our student leaders in Eneza Clubs told us today that he is thankful for the knowledge he’s been learning in our clubs. Before, he didn’t realize that he was supporting sexist comments and harmful actions that perpetuate sexual violence. Now, he is strongly against acts that result in sexual or domestic violence in his community. He says that …

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Category: Storytelling

Today at New Horizon Secondary School, Eneza Club students came up with approaches on how we can practically implement strategies for sexual violence in our communities. They boys were very engaged and asked great questions about how they can use their role as men to keep their communities safe. There was one question in particular that was really captivating. A …

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Category: Storytelling

Today at New Horizons Secondary School, we helped the students understand the causes and effects of sexual violence. We discussed the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of sexual violence and how they can help someone who may be exhibiting those signs. One girl shared a story on what she observed in her community. There are local bars that sell home-brewed …

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The walls of Silverspring Secondary School are made of iron sheets. During this time, it is very hot. Though the students were tired from the heat, all 50 students showed up for Eneza Club. Their homework from the previous class was to observe their community and identify ways that they can prevent sexual violence. They had so many great ideas! …

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In today’s Eneza Club, we learned about the signs of post-traumatic stress that result from sexual violence, poverty, and other traumatic experiences. One of the girls shared how she will use the knowledge she had learned to help her brother who was suicidal because he didn’t have school fees. She realized that his suicidal thoughts shouldn’t be ignored but it …

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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

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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