According to United Nations Women nearly 7 in 10 women across the world will experience violence in their lifetimes. Each year, the UN hosts the Commission on the Status of Women (57th UNCSW) – the largest and most diverse gathering of its kind, bringing together advocates, scholars, policy-makers, and cultural and religious leaders to address […]
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said, “There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.” Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Around the world, people are celebrating the achievements made by women […]
Maisha is on college campuses! Check out this great article on our scarves by @daniellejohnson: http://www.collegefashionista.com/daniellejohnson/accessories-report-heshima-kenya-scarf/. And a special shout-out to the model – our fabulous intern Megan Singh Sidhu!
The essay below was written by 18 year old Salome, who fled the DR Congo in 2009 and eventually made her way to Nairobi in 2010. When she arrived at Heshima Kenya, she had experienced a great deal of trauma and had limited schooling. Today Salome is a dedicated student, loves to read and write, and is known […]
This week, the eight intrepid reporters who make up Heshima Kenya’s journalism class produced a brand-new edition of Midnimo, the Heshima Kenya newsletter, all about human rights. You can flip through and read the articles here or by clicking the image below. This week we also had to say goodbye to Imgard Rop, the wonderful volunteer who […]
By: Imgard Rop Maya Angelou said it best ‘when you learn, teach, when you get, give’. This phrase is my philosophy on how I approach life and it has inspired me to share my experience in journalism with the girls at Heshima Kenya. I get to teach journalism to a group of girls who are amazing! […]