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Accountability in Practice: Bernadette's Advocacy for the People's Rights.

My name is Benadetta Kavoo. I am a leader and a member of the Disaster Management Committee in Marafa.

Susan and the Seeds of Hope: Once a Casual Labourer, Now a Supplier at the Local Market

Communities living in arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya have traditionally relied on pastoralism for their livelihood but diminishing pasture land and protracted drought attributed to climate change
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Jennifer Kibon: Strong for Human Rights in Baringo County!

Due to this magnitude of exposure, Jeniffer received death threats from unknown people which made her fear for her life. This, however, did not deter her from soldiering on and speaking against the
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Hope in the Horizon; A Better Life is No Longer a Dream for Dama

In most of rural Kenya; girls growing up in impoverished conditions are forced to drop out of school due to teenage pregnancy or early marriages, putting an end to formal education for them. The case

Women in Marafa Entrenching Accountability during Disasters

My name is Benadetta Kavoo. I am a woman leader and member of Disaster Management Committee in Marafa. Life in this community was hard for women because when our rights were violated, we did not
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Our journey in the fight against FGM: Joyce Charles' story

Before formation of Komesi Women’s Network, FGM was a rampant cultural practice in West Pokot. It was being practiced in almost every household especially when schools are closed. Women’s rights were
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Where Rains Bring More Than Water and Food: Ol Mukutan

Rivers that once flowed steadily are now completely dry with nothing but debris. The forest is a skeleton of its former self and the trees are dry with no leaves on them. The grass and vegetation that
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Marafa: When Disaster Strikes...

As we descend towards the airport in Malindi, I got a clear view of the situation on the ground from the sky. River Galana had burst its banks, overflowing and spread over a larger region than what I
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Mary Mulwa: Bouncing Back After Disaster.

“We have always been self-sufficient and suddenly found ourselves with no work and no support. It was a hopeless situation”
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Vigilant In The Fight For Women's Rights In Kishushe.

Mary Vigilance is a local leader and member of the Sauti Ya Wanawake Kishushe Women’s Network, a movement of women human rights defenders and development activists in the County.