Women the Option We Need

likhoyi
Posted May 6, 2021 from Kenya
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One woman can be weak and vulnerable but two or more women are strong, resilient and effective

Walking on the village a see fear, pain, worry, anxiety and hopelessness. People eyes are red with tears of fear and anxiety. Families are breaking down due to fear and hopelessness. All this caused by the impact of Covid 19 in the country.

The entry of Covid 19 in Kenya double crippled communities and families at the grassroots. Loss of jobs and businesses increasing the burden for the families. Restriction on movement and meetings breaking the social ties that were useful to families and individuals. Now mental health increasing in the family. 

Doctors working round the clock, government trying to do their best (majority for their self interest), community leaders finding help for families. All these efforts bring some value. Unfortunately the traditional change makers are yet to be felt; Women.

Women have proved to be powerful tools in addressing pandemics even war. Instead of treating them as victims it is important to empower them as change agents. Women can fight the Covid 19 virus, insecurity, conflicts and social challenges that for decades communities have struggled with. WOMAN-Kenya organization mission is building, strengthening and harnessing the power, influence and potentials of women and girls for healthy, secure, cohesive, peaceful and progressive communities in Kenya.

This story was submitted in response to #ShoutYourVision.

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Tamarack Verrall
May 06
May 06

Dear Likhoyi,
It is so true that women get described as weak, yet it is so often women who are holding communities together and getting the necessary work done. This is such important work by WOMAN-Kenya organization mission. A big welcome to World Pulse. I hope you feel this sisterhood with you.

Susu Mohamed
May 07
May 07

Dear Likhoyi,
Welcome to world pulse You are right women are struggled to save millions life’s of vulnerable people in Kenya as we see. I'm looking forward to reading more from you.
Regards,
susu

May 07
May 07
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Rikahilda
May 07
May 07

Good day Likoyi, it's really sad hearing about the devastating effect if COVID 19 in your community, let's just keep our hands crossed and praying for Gods mercy on the whole world, please keep writing and encourage others to join world pulse for it's a place to be. Thank you so much

Olutosin
May 07
May 07

Women can be everything and anything they set their heart to be, the power of women scare the hell out of patriarchy that's why they conjure every story to bring women down.
We will win. In togetherness, we will.

Covid-19 may God Almighty heal the world. Amen.

Regina Afanwi Young
May 09
May 09

Dear Likhoyi, welcome to World Pulse dear sister. What a great write up. You are right on women being a powerful tool to addressing Pandemics and war. All the more reason why women should be empowered and respected even more in our communities. You are doing a great jib dear sister, please keep up. Would love to read more about your works.
Please stay safe.
In sisterhood.
Regina

Luana
May 10
May 10

Dear Likhoyi,
I know exactly what you mean. We are unfortunately deemed as the weaker sex yet we can achieve so much if given the chance & right opportunities.
Covid-19 truly crippled most families & has become an eye opener on why a woman should be enabled as well.
Here's hoping for a better tomorrow with more opportunities for women.
Be safe

Beth Lacey
May 12
May 12

Women have had to take on many more roles in this pandemic. They should all be praised.

Dear Likhoyi,
Welcome to World Pulse and so excited to see this amazing first post of yours! Thank you for sharing your work with WOMAN-Kenya with us. We support your vision, your mission and yes indeed women are change agents, and I know so many women you work with, and now those on World Pulse will harness their power through your work and words.

Keep on sharing your vision!

Adriana

ikirimat
Jun 12
Jun 12

I agree that women can do a lot and powerful contributions if empowered. Thank you for sharing . I know the impact your creating will change Kenya