25 Girls Graduate In Mathare After Women’s Rights Advocacy Training
At least 25 girls yesterday graduated after a successful training in women’s rights advocacy training comminly referred to as feminism in Mathare slums.
The six months training organized by the Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders saw the girls gain skills on female leadership and representation and women rights.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio, Rachel Mwikali of Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders says that they also got to highlight some of the gains Kenya has made in the feminism struggles.
“At least 50 people applied for the training and after vetting we remained with 25. However only 20 girls graduated. Some dropped out due to marital issues while some received threats from their villages after learning that they were attending a feminism training,” says Mwikali.
“We are however happy with the number that has graduated from the intense training and hope that they will be able to help their communities with that which they will benefit from,” she says.
Some of the girls who graduated also managed to come up with campaigns they intend to push within Mathare after gaining the skills.
“Some have campaigns to end violence against women and girls, there is another girl who came up with a campaign proposal of changing narratives with regards to how children dress,” says Mwikali.
Some of the facilitators at the training included known activists like Ruth Mumbi, Editar Achieng from Kibra slums among others.
The training was funded by a Swedish organization known as ForumCiv Eastern and Southern Africa under the Wajibu wetu program.