Stories of Kisumu
Kisumu is the capital of Nyanza province, Kenya, located on the northeastern shore of Lake Victoria. As one of the counties experiencing increased cases of sexual Gender based violence (SGBV), the County Government of Kisumu has made major strides in developing policy framework for the elimination of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV). There is now a dire need for improving capacity to address Gender-Based Violence at the grassroots.
Stories of Kisumu, is our attempt at shining a light on the plight of survivors in the county. This 10-part storytelling campaign unmasks SGBV at the roots through personal interviews, podcasts and video documentaries. Survivors featured in the campaign are more than statistics. They are real women, with real stories, and most important of all, with real hope.
“Our first campaign set in the heartlands of Kenya has been incredibly challenging and uniquely fulfilling. We are honoured to share the stories of these strong yet vulnerable women with the world. After three months of coordinating with journalists, activists, and Kisumu citizens, with bad internet for days, interviewees changing their minds, failed wire transfers, equipment failures in remote Kenyan villages, our pilot is gearing up for launch. It’s been a tremendous learning opportunity for us at Lighthouse, dealing with a subject as sensitive as Gender Based Violence, and we hope it resonates with our audience.” – shares our Founder, Ashitha Nayak!
Visuals from Kisumu: Documentary Films
Watch Judith’s story of navigating her way through an oppressive system and breaking out of her shackles!
Watch Rose narrate how she stood up to the barrage of injustices she faced and hopes to overcome one day!
Voices of Kisumu : Podcasts
My name is Sofia. I am 26 years old and I live in Kisumu. My story starts out with me just looking for a better future. I got through my education up to high school level, so I moved to Kisumu from my rural home in Siaya, to seek greener pastures. Soon, I got a job...