Liz est un pseudo nom d’une jeune fille de 16 ans qui a été battue et violée par un gang sur son chemin du retour de l’enterrement de son grand-père et elle fut jetée dans une fosse latrine à Busia, au Kenya, en juin 2013. Sa colonne vertébrale a été blessée et elle a été […]

Advocate for African women’s rights to be recognized in key policy and development frameworks. FEMNET is keen to mobilize African women to hold governments to account on the following priority areas: Harmful practices with specific reference to female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. Violence against women and girls. Women in political leadership and decision [...]

Liz is a pseudo name for a 16 year old girl who was beaten and gang-raped on her way home from her grandfather’s funeral and dumped in a pit latrine in Busia, Kenya in June 2013. She had injured her spine and was wheelchair bound and had developed the worst case of fistula. Her story […]

Priority One Advocate for African women's rights to be recognized in key policy and development frameworks. FEMNET is keen to mobilize African women to hold governments to account on the following priority areas: Harmful practices with specific reference to female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. Violence against women and girls. Women in political leadership [...]

The November E-Bulletin is full of news – such as our very own, Una Thompson being appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister of Liberia, the unanimous election of Emma Kaliya as Chair of FEMNET, FEMNET’s 25 Year Celebration, the screening of our film, WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa at the London Feminist Film Festival, the […]

The People asked our very own Head of Communications, Nebila Abdulmelik about the #JusticeForLiz Campaign, family, career and her drive. This is what she had to say. 1. How was it like growing in Ethiopia? In regard to Family,education and social background? I am the youngest in a family of three girls. We were always […]

By Nebila Abdulmelik By now, I think you must have heard about Liz’s story – and the #JusticeForLiz campaign that has been started. We’re happy to note that over 600,000KSH was raised for Liz, who underwent surgery and is recovering. Doctors are hopeful that she should be back on her feet in six weeks. KNCHR […]

On the International Day of the Girl, we ask you to join us in demanding justice for Liz, a 16 year old girl who was beaten and gang-raped on her way home from her grandfather’s funeral and dumped in a pit latrine in Busia, Kenya. She is now wheelchair bound with a broken spine and […]