This assignment involves developing a toolkit or a set of guidelines to mirror policies for inclusive, futuristic and youth-friendly policies, mirror one policy that will act as a guide for other policies, deliver Training on the toolkit for the Trainers of Trainers, and general recommendations in the form of a report based on the analysis and evaluation of policies and guidelines development.
A PAWA254 community member is a creator/artist/activist who uses their artwork/creativity for positive social change. A community member has a chance to gain either skills or access to a network of professionals in their field through trainings, workshops and events; has access to knowledge resources; and be part of a community of like-minded creators/artists/activists purposed to use bold, artistic expression to both empower themselves and the wider society economically and creatively, thus contributing to the shaping of our community’s socio-economic and political landscape.
Do you consider yourself a creative? Are you an artist – a photographer, a poet, graffiti artist, dancer, content creators, blogger, writer, musician, painter, sculptor, filmmaker, cartoonist / illustrator, animator, designer, playwright, producer, a community engager / volunteer, or social media influencer, innovating yourself or your work for social change? PAWA 254 is offering an opportunity that you will be interested in.
We can’t change this country if we don’t change ourselves. Full of diseases but we don’t want to ask for help. Kenyan times got me thinking about the true meaning of freedom. Kenya the land of the free but it’s full of diseases; we seem to focus more on power rather than humanity. Some of us are woke, however, some are stuck, snoozed, still slaves on tribal beliefs. Fact is freedom has turned into an illusion. Political games are holding us hostage, corruption the game of each day followed by deaths. It seems money has more value compared to human life. We do anything just to pay these dues. We have forgotten that the political circus outside is making us sick.
The arts is infected and artists affected, slowly getting sick from within, changing the habits, changing friends, changing its much adored words, changing the direction of its reach. The dance, the tune, the acting was too good that we could laugh and dance and even frown deeply, sunk in what was good.
Africa UNiTE has asked the government to set up well equipped Gender Violence Recovery and Rescue Centers and establish safe houses in areas that have high incidences of gender based violence. The group argued that this is one way to stand in solidarity with all survivors of gender based violence.
Civil society groups under the Africa UNiTE Kenya Chapter have condemned the physical assault, rape and attempted murder of Ms. Irene Aisha Syongula by men in Kibarani, Mombasa on 16 February, 2017. Speaking to the media, they said that the assault by perpetrators reportedly known to her is the latest testament to the growing impunity and disregard to human rights in Kenya.