International Women’s day

March 5th, I was among the few invited guests at the American Embassador residence, for dinner in honour of the Intenational Women’s Day. I was happy to interluct with other women creating change in the country and world at large. Its is through our little effort and in different ways which will make the Kenya we want. As always said and repeated then and I say it again today, Educate a woman and you educate a community.

It really does not matter the age of a woman as long as she is committed to make a difference a good example of the young girl Sheila an orphan and a member of Kenya Girl Guide Association at 17 years commited to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Kenya. She is one of the four girls from around the world selected to present at the 53rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York. She is a living example for the young women in and out of school.

To the women in Kenya and the world, do what you know best and create a space for yourself in the world. The world is looking for a woman or women who will bring positive change in Kenya in particular after the post election violence having in mind it is us women who suffer with our children. When at labour pain we all experince it, despite of what tribe, we are the mothers of the world generations/population lets work together beyond our tribal lines, diversity is our strength. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE. As the US Ambassador said and I quote,”I urge all of you to help raise up voices of women from every region and corner of this country, from every ethnic and social group, to demand fundamental change through full implementation of the reform agenda…. Women of Kenya, make your power felt! the time is now! Drive the process of change in order to transform this country.” We all have space move with your space and make a positive future and make sure you build network to have strength in numbers, lets talk and they will listen.

By Rachel

US ambossador residence

US ambossador residence


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