Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tolson 4 TEARS Cheers "Walk-A-Mile" in Kenya

Community organizer Moses Okoth is preparing for the 2014 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. This is the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Moses Okoth is a leader in involving men in eliminating gender violence in his region of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa!
Walk-A-Mile Event with Moses Okoth, in Kenya

According to the website, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes mission is "To engage men and their communities in efforts to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence." The walks offer an "opportunity to rally support in your community to raise awarness about the causes, effects and remedies for sexual assault and domestic violence and opportunities for men to end men's violence against women."

The need to bring awareness of sexual violence is vital in Kenya. According to the Good Men Project: "After the disputed presidential election at the end of 2007, Kenya erupted into violence. Over 1,000 people were killed, while hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. With no true authority and a barely-functioning medical system, the country descended into chaos. And with this came widespread reports of sexual violence across the country. It was a problem before the elections, and it still appears to be one after."

There's more information on community projects in Kenya here.

The 2014 Walk A Mile event will occur near Nairobi on February 14. You can donate to this worthy cause via PayPal. 

Thank you for broadening horizons and bridging continents for the greater good!

Tolson4TEARS: Telling Everyone About Rape & Suicide, to break silence, comfort victims, and challenge society, so no shed tear is wasted.

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