Angelina Mutakale knows the pain of conflict more than most. A mother of five and grandmother of two, she lives in Kibera, Kenya's largest slum.
The post-election violence in 2007 - 2008 killed hundreds of people, and left over half a million people displaced across Kenya. The majority of the casualties were women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities. CARE Kenya's Sweetening Justice project aims to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable women like Angelina, as well as children and people living with HIV.
The Sweetening Justice project has recently:
- Promoted fundamental human rights for girls and women with community leaders
- Provided advice and dispute resolution support with paralegals
- Explored ways to address stigma and discrimination in the community - both major barriers to justice among vulnerable groups
- Celebrated International Women's Day with over 590 women and 200 men
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