Once a community has enough food and medicine for its children, when girls complete secondary school and child survival is high – there is less pressure from everyone to breed.
It was hard to believe that in this day and age there are children suffering from such a preventable condition like rickets – and it was hard to hear the stories of women who are living so much below the poverty line that they can barely do much as their children deteriorate.
When someone asks – ‘Why have you taken twenty years to report this abuse ? The words are spoken in a manner that suggests that the woman is lying – ‘What are you hoping to gain from this?’ – What will it take for women to be believed?
The Commission on University Education needs to think through the promotional guidelines and change them in tune with the times. Otherwise it will make Kenyans edgy collaborators – constantly checking where on the author list they lie.
Although the Commission for University Education (CUE) may complain about the poor rate of enrollment for PhD’s – there are many reasons why the academic path is not very enticing.
More good could be done by the psychological and religious communities if they were to band together and help sexual minorities shed their self-hatred and find a respected place in society
In the face of terror – we all react in a very similar fashion. The initial shock and the intense coming together – the show of love and support. But then follows suspicion and blame.
Yesterday (30th May 2017) – there was a report in the papers about an outbreak of kala azar in Marsabit. Like me, you may never have come across it – so what is kala azar?
As a mother of a daughter, I do feel for her as she grows up. I am disappointed that she is inheriting a world that has not moved that much forward. There are so many loose ends – so many humiliations – there is too much to be gained in keeping women powerless and not quite free.
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