WEAPONS OF CHANGE
ON THE FRONTLINE AGINST
SYSTEMIC ABUSE OF WOMEN IN KENYA
Kisumu, Kenya, 2021. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, gender based violence has reached a boiling point. Rape, AIDS, prostitution, teen pregnancies, early marriage and domestic violence run rampant. Widespread poverty and police corruption feed fuel to the fire.
Most women in Kenya can tell you stories of abuse. Due to the stigma, many avoid talking about it. Until now. However, this film is not only about listening to the stories of survivors.
For all the tragedies in this world, there are always people who try to help. Lawyers fight to bring rapists to justice. Artists use the tradition of public theatre to raise awareness. Community workers empower women through vocational training.
What are their weapons of change? Art, education, community and empowerment. This film sheds a light on the strength of Kenyan women who are fighting for a better future.