46 activists meet in city
Forty six gender activists and social entrepreneurs from 18 African countries have met in Nairobi for a three-day summit to launch a campaign to protect women and girls from violence. The Summit has been convened by V-Day, a global movement that seeks to end violence against women and girls worldwide. The movement was founded by a playwright and activist Eve Ensler.
Speaking at Nairobi's Safari Park hotel, Ensler said one out of every three women on the planet will experience violence during their life time. "Stopping this violence is as crucial as addressing the issues of disease, hunger and climate change," said Ensler. V-Day Kenya director, Agnes Pareyio said the summit will help women create a powerful network that will help strengthen their own campaigns against gender violence in Africa.