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Sexual Violence Against Displaced Women


Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Kenyan women and girls in vulnerable communities are at tremendous risk of rape and sexual violence in the ongoing crisis. Hospitals have seen the number of rape cases double within days after the disputed presidential election.  Nairobi Women’s Hospital is now FULL. Funds are urgently requested for rape crisis response centres in Mathare, Huruma, Jamhuri Park, and Kibera.

To Donate or help with fundraising, contact:

Vicky Karimi or Betty Murungi at
Urgent Action Fund-Africa
Life Ministry Centre
Jabavu Road, Kilimani
PO BOX 53841-00200
Nairobi Kenya
Tel +254 20 2731095
Fax +254 20 2731094
[email protected]
[email protected]

Lucy Kiamaa at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital
Gender Violence Recovery Centre
Nairobi Women’s Hospital
Argwings Kodhek Road , Hurlingham
P.O. Box 10552 – 00100
Tel: +254 20 2726821/4/6/7, +254 20 2736845
Fax: +254 20 2716651
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]

Bank details for donations by wire transfer:

*Name of the Bank:
COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA
*Bank Address:
International House, Mama Ngina Street P.O. Box 45136 –GPO, 00100 Nairobi, KENYA

*Exact name of the Account Holder:
Urgent Action Fund – Africa P.O. BOX 53841-00200, 2nd Floor Life Ministry Centre Jabavu Road, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20 2731095

*Account Number: 0155710519 *SWIFT Code: CBAFKENX

Correspondent Bank

Name of the Bank: American Express Bank Ltd

Bank Address: American Express Tower, 23rd floor 200 Vesey Street New York, NY 10285 Account No: 731141

ABA No: 124 071 889

SWIFT Code: AEIBUS33

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About Shailja Patel

Shailja Patel is a Kenyan poet, writer and theatre artist who has performed at venues from New York's  Lincoln Center to the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Patel's first full-length show, Migritude, premiered in the San Francisco Bay Area, and toured Kenya to critical acclaim in 2007. The show was selected as the subject of the 2007 season premiere of SPARK! –  KQED TV's award-winning arts programme .Patel's work has received awards from, among others, the Ford Foundation, the National Performance Network, and Indian American Women Empowered. Most recently, she is a founding member of Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, a coalition of Kenyan citizens and legal, governance, and human rights organizations, working towards a viable peace in the Kenya Crisis stemming from the December 2007 elections.

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