When three Canadian children heard about the challenging plight of refugee women and children at Heshima Kenya, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Left to right: Gabrielle, Age 11; Abaigael, Age 9; Noam Murray, Age 7. Inspired by the passion of their aunt Rosalind Raddatz, who serves as the Chair of Heshima […]

Hawa is a mother, artist, writer, leader and, perhaps most importantly, a survivor. Born on the Kenya-Somalia border in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, Hawa’s life began in an extraordinary setting. In Dadaab, which literally means “the hard place on the rock,” impunity runs rampant and young women are exceptionally vulnerable to violence. Hawa […]

We are thrilled to officially launch a campaign in partnership with One Day’s Wages to support Heshima Kenya’s Girls’ Empowerment Project. Refugee girls, forced to flee their home countries, are at particularly high risk of neglect, abuse and exploitation. The majority of refugee girls do not have access to basic healthcare and education, and suffer […]

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Earlier this month, our Community Outreach Assistant, Mohammed Tahali attended the 2nd Annual Regional Course on Forced Migration organized by The Refugee Consortium of Kenya. The course was in partnership with the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs, the European Union, the International Rescue Committee, and Moi University. The course brought together academics, members of community […]

Heshima Kenya is thrilled to announce a partnership with Chicago designer, Lagi Nadeau. Nadeau will be traveling to Nairobi, Kenya with Heshima staff in late March of 2015 to mentor and design with the 40 women and girls of Heshima Kenya’s Maisha Collective. Together they will create and produce an exclusive handmade jewelry line. The […]

by Sarah Cole Kammerer Women Fashion Power A few weeks ago, a friend shared with me a picture of the following text “Women Fashion Power: Not a multiple choice”. It was in reference to an exhibition of the same name currently at the Design Museum in London. The exhibition shows how public figures – princesses, […]

Partnering together around their joint passion for empowering vulnerable women and girls, Andie K and Heshima Kenya are teaming up for an exclusive event highlighting the unique contributions of women artisans around the world. Andie K is an artist and activist whose passion for women’s rights drives her vision. Inspired by local styles in Africa and Asia, […]

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