Stories of strength

WHRDs paving the way

Since 2016 PBI Kenya actively engaged in countering violence against women and children by creating the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) toolkit organizers’ network, and working very closely with the toolkit organizers (TOs), a group of fifteen dedicated human rights activists who are living and working for their respective communities in the urban settlements of Mukuru, Langata, Kibera, Kawangware and Mathare. This book is a testimony of the journey made by the TOs, their communities and PBI Kenya from 2016 to 2023. It is a journey that has opened spaces for dialogue and collaboration among women, youth groups, traditional and religious leaders, institutions, legal entities, media houses and other actors who have provided contributions to the cause of fighting stigmas, prejudices and impunity surrounding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Kenya. 
In this journey, the toolkit organizers (TOs) have gained credibility, reputation and recognition within their communities as champions in the struggle against inequality, abuses and violence affecting the most vulnerable within society, particularly women and children. The TOs will continue working to counter SGBV by supporting victims, raising awareness among communities, sensitizing the public and advocating at local and international levels.





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