Displaced women tell of misery in the chaos

Linked with Judy Thongori – Kenya.

Published on Leadership for Change, by Rosemary Okello and Joyce Chimbi, January 20, 2008.

A group of women displaced by the on-going political chaos converged at Jamhuri Park grounds in Nairobi to share their experiences. They met under PeaceNet’s initiative dubbed Let the Women Talk.

According to one of the organisers of the forum, Mr Mortein Heise, the session provided the victims with an opportunity to exchange views on what caused the situation and possible solutions. “Providing space for women to express their views is a way of trying to find healing for them,” said Heise.

The session brought together more than 100 women. “I don’t even know where to begin, I have lost my two children, my husband and everything I ever worked for,” said Dorothy … (full text).

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