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Umoja är sammanhållning på Swahili

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#1  Umoja är sammanhållning på Swahili suvi
2006-08-12 21:49:34

Umoja är också en liten by i Kenya som i elva år varit en fristad för kvinnor från tvångsgifte, könsstympning, misshandel och våldtäkt, män äger inte tillträde utan lov.

En mycket läsvärd artikel, observara att det är två sidor och artikeln är från juli 2005.

Här är några citat för dom som inte orkar klicka på länken.

Rebecca Lolosoli, matriarch of a village for women only, took the hand of a frightened 13-year-old girl. The child was expected to wed a man nearly three times her age, and Lolosoli told her she didn't have to.

The man was Lolosoli's brother, but that didn't matter. This is a patch of Africa where women rule.

"You are a small girl. He is an old man," said Lolosoli, who gives haven to young girls running from forced marriages. "Women don't have to put up with this nonsense anymore."

What started as a group of homeless women looking for a place of their own became a successful and happy village. About three dozen women live here and run a cultural center and camping site for tourists visiting the adjacent Samburu National Reserve. Umoja has flourished, eventually attracting so many women seeking help that they even hired men to haul firewood, traditionally women's work.

They were able to send their children to school for the first time, eat well and reject male demands for their daughters' circumcision and marriage.

Sebastian Lesinik, the chief of the male village, also laughed, describing the clear division he saw between men and women. "The man is the head," he said. "The lady is the neck. A man cannot take, let's call it advice, from his neck."

A package of new laws has been presented to Kenya's parliament to give women unprecedented rights to refuse marriage proposals, fight sexual harassment in the workplace, reject genital mutilation and to prosecute rape, an act so frequent that Kenyan leaders call it the nation's biggest human rights issue.

When she came back to Kenya, armed with ideas and empowerment training workbooks, she stood her ground even when some of the men filed a court case against her, seeking to shut down the village.

"I would just ignore the men when they threw stones at me and ask, 'Are you okay? Are your children okay? Are your cows okay?' " she said. Her tactic and calm reaction was disarming, she recalled. "After everything, they weren't going to stop us."

"Uhuru na Umoja" är Swahili för "Frihet och Sammanhållning", undrar vad "systerskap" heter på Swahili?

#2  Sv: Umoja är sammanhållning på Swahili metamorfos
2006-08-13 10:27:02

räcker inte umoja? :)

#3  Jag visste att divad
2006-08-13 11:37:19

Uhuru betyder frihet efterseom ett av världens bästa band heter black uhuru.

länken funkar inte för mig.

#4  Sv: Umoja är sammanhållning på Swahili suvi
2006-08-13 11:57:54

divad, om du googlar på "Umoja, Kenya" så hittar du artikeln.

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