Photo credit: UN Women/Felix Eldridge

Hi everyone, with only 3 days remaining before the 57th Commission on the Status of Women begins on 4 March at United Nations Headquarters in New York, we at Ecumenical Women will be providing you with daily thoughts, video, quotes and prayers that inspire our work.

Today we’re posting a link to a powerful story from Kenya that was recently shared by UN Women.  In the run-up to Kenyan national elections on 4 March, students at the Kinyanjui Road Primary School in Kawangware have been participating in an interactive series of plays addressing domestic violence.  Here’s an excerpt from the story:

As the play unfolds, the 700-strong audience is packed into the school auditorium, some leaning in through doors and windows to catch a glimpse of the play. They are captivated. The children in white and blue uniforms wince in collective unison at the violence being portrayed on the stage before them then cheer together as justice is served.

You can check out the story in it’s entirety here: “As elections approach, school kids cast their vote against violence in Kenya.”  The work done at Kinyanjui Road Primary School provides a great example of how we can build societies where violence against girls and women is not acceptable.

Ecumenical Women will be working throughout CSW57 to support the creation of such societies.  See you soon!