The women, having lost their virginity and thus their dignity and honor, end up shunned from their communities and little chance of getting remarried. More than a dozen women report cases of exploitation to the police chief in the Nairobi suburb of Eastleigh every day. What are the consequences for these women in a culture where marriage traditionally has provided some level of socioeconomic security?
In the panel:
Anisa Hajimumin, politician, social activist and writer. Hajimumin is the former Minister of Women’s Development and Family Affairs in Puntland
Asad Quasim, teacher and commentator
Lul Kulmiye, co-founder of the Somali Gender Equity Movement
Warsan Ismail will be the moderator. Ismail is a board member of The Norwegian Council for Africa, a commentator and writer.
The event is open and free to all!