The Power of her Voice

Africa and the Middle East, Why Women Count

njoki2Njoki Ndung’u is one of just 18 women MPs who sit on Kenya’s 222 strong, male-dominated National Assembly. In 2006 she made history when she won approval for a new Sexual Offences Law in Kenya, finally outlawing violence against women. In Kenya there’s a sexual assault against a woman every 20 seconds. After homicide, sexual violence, rape and assaults are the most common crimes in the country. Previous attempts to legislate had foundered on a lack of political will. This is the story of how Njoki and her supporters won through.

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The Power of her Voice
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