The Women’s Rights Seminar is a 16 week course taught by two young attorneys. They help women understand that they do have rights; the right to not be beaten, to inherit their land and cows, the corn, the home and the fields. The first class today was about how their children have the right to support from the father and how to make that happen.
Baraka, one of the attorneys, is with me in the picture to the right and Winnie is pictured below with some of the women during break.
The 25 women who came today are new to the MAP program. Most of them were abandoned by their husbands and left to care for their children alone. At Neema’s Mothering Center they find a support group of moms struggling just like themselves. They are also able to take classes in sewing, computer, bookkeeping, and look at other business ideas like sustainable farming, egg business, bee keeping, etc.
Winnie, the attorney, is the one in the grey suit below.