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Mrembo calls for women and girls protection as anti-IEBC protests begin

Mrembo Foundation has today called on Kenyan police to protect women and young girls as the country’s opposition leaders begin weekly protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).
Mrembo Founder, Stella Marosi, said protecting those holding peaceful demonstrations is paramount to taming violent incidences that have in the past left women with tears in their eyes for losing their husbands, children; or left with huge scars.

“It will be sad to hear another baby Pendo clobbered to death or indiscriminate shooting of another Stephanie Moraa – innocent souls that were oblivious of the happenings,” said Marosi.

Today the world marks International day of Non-violence and celebrates Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
This day we urge key Institutions, National and County Governments, International organisations, learning institutions to promote non-violence through education and public awareness activities.
“The principle of non-violence rejects the use of physical violence to achieve social or political change like in Kenyan context. We therefore call on security apparatus to ensure peaceful demonstrations as we call on Kenyans to restrain from violent acts as they express their opinion on current political stand off,” said Marosi.
As we remember Gandhi today for his contributions towards India’s freedom and for sharing with the world a doctrine for dealing with injustice and disharmony, we urge our leaders to draw important lessons from Gandhi’s efforts.
Gandhi taught people the philosophy that encourages the use of non-violence as a tool for the peaceful resolution of differences.

Digital Literacy will empower women, accelerate SDG’s

Promoting Digital literacy for Women in remote parts of Kenya is critical in accelerating progress on key sustainable development goals (SDGs) to reduce poverty and fix huge gender inequality gap in the country.

Mrembo Foundation, founder, Stella Marosi has said digital networking platforms and internet education are a powerful tool that can change situation of Women in Kenya.

“Digital literacy promotes democracy by giving access to huge repository of knowledge and is also a doorway to employment opportunities for women,” She said.

Mrs. Marosi spoke on the sidelines of International literacy day 2017, themed Literacy in a Digital World.

“Empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and will greatly help to drive up economic growth and development in the country.”

Equipping women with technological skills, she said will play a very important role in improving the quality of education for the girl child and open them to a world of more possibilities.

“When we have a pool of knowledgeable, empowered women countries in developing world like Kenya stands in a strategic position to reducing poverty levels at bottom of the pyramid and gradually bridge inequality gap,” Mrs. Marosi said.

About 42 percent of Kenya’s 44 Million population lives below poverty line, with most affected being women and children.

Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day, many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation, according to United Nation Development Programme(UNDP).

UNDP also puts at 41 percent number of women paid workers outside of agriculture, having risen from 35 percent in 1990.