Overcoming Discrimination in Kenya – by Laura Maina

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Discrimination is treating someone differently in a negative way simply because of who they are or what they believe. Discrimination is usually expressed in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality, weight, class, caste, religion, belief, political affiliation, language, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and health. In Kenya today, this vice is seemingly gaining ground in our societal interactions: Ethnicity/nationality: People …

Sex Worker Heroes

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She was a prostitute.  Famous on the streets of Naivasha at night. To me, she is a true hero. Why did she ‘choose’ such a risky lifestyle? Abandoned by the man who impregnated her, without a solid education, but with 4 young children dependent on her, she had no choice if her children were to survive. She was raped 7 …

People in the Margins

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They scream. We hear not. They cry. We listen not. They demand equality. We ignore. People in the Margins deserve as much as those in the centre. They have much to teach as well as learn; their voices must be heard, their stories told. Only then can actors of various backgrounds come together to redraw the lines, create an inclusive …