Join us for the Women’s March on Nairobi

Women's March on Nairobi

Have you heard about this incredible event, the Women’s March on Nairobi? On 21 January 2017, we will march in solidarity with men and women in Washington D.C. and around the world for the protection of women’s rights, safety, health, and our families.

March details. The march is Saturday, 21 January 2017, from 10 AM to 2 PM, starting off at KFEET Centre, at the Limuru entrance. The march is open to all – so please come! Join us in Karura Forest, marching in solidarity with our brothers and sisters worldwide. Feel free to bring some signs speaking your mind!

Why march? We stand together, marching for the rights of women, Black, minority, ethnic and refugee groups, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished, and survivors of sexual assault. The women’s march isn’t just for women, it is a march for the rights of all.

What does the March on Washington have to do with us in Kenya? Women’s rights are human rights the whole world over, and women are still fighting for their rights in Kenya today. We march for women’s right to choose how to dress, to be fairly represented in government, to education, to own and inherit land, and to reproductive health services. We march for the rights of all marginalized individuals in Kenya.

Want to do more to support those who wish to march in the US? A group of Americans in Kenya are raising funds to support poor and working class women in the US who wish to attend the Women’s March on Washington. You can donate via Mpesa, PayPal or credit card – just click here for directions! The goal is to raise 200,000 KSH by next week. Please consider contributing – no amount is too small.

I will be marching in Karura on the 20th, will you? Come join us! 

Photo credits: “Not enough sign” photo courtesy of @johnsonalexander150 / Instagram. “My Dress My Choice” photo courtesy of Ben Curtis / AP.

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