Shailja Patel video
Shailja Patel, an outspoken member of a new group called Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, was in Kenya during the election violence. The organization has secured a unanimous U.S. Senate vote to support a peaceful resolution in Kenya; a similar bill is pending in the House now.
Here are our top suggested actions that you can take today to support the men and women of Kenya, based on our correspondence with those affected by the crisis.
Global Giving's Kenya Initiative
Donations to Global Giving's Kenya Initiative will support organizations responding to the post-election crisis in Kenya, including feeding and medical programs, shelter, transportation and psychological counseling for victims.
"We need free counseling services for the victims of the clashes so they can release the tension, torment and fear they have and carry on with their daily lives and hope for a better tomorrow." —Cynthia Yaya, Nairobi
The Kenya Red Cross is at the center of humanitarian relief efforts. Visit their site to donate to those affected and displaced by the violence.
"Kenya Red Cross Society should be supported fully for their support to the displaced people. They have erected tents to shelter the afflicted and have provided food and medics to the victims of violence." —Faith Mutuma, Maua
The Rwanda Men's Resource Centre has issued a global call to action for men and male leaders to support the women of Kenya. Add your name to the pledge to speak out against gendered violence.
"Hope keeps women alive—hope that tomorrow will not be like today." —Benjamin Murethi, Nairobi