Sophie Elizabeth Kibuywa Working for peace, sustainability and justice

Lecture und Discussion:
Sophie Elizabeth Kibuywa
Working for peace, sustainability and justice

WHEN: Tuesday, 24.1.2023, 18:00 Uhr
WHERE: Hörsaal 4, Innrain 52 (Geiwi), 6020 Innsbruck

LECTURE : Sophie Elizabeth Kibuywa (Kenya)
MODERATION: Kristin Nemeth (organisation MOYO)
LANGUAGE: English

Welcome and introductory words from Barbara Messner, President of the MOYO association.

Sophie Elizabeth Kibuywa dedicated herself to the fight against injustice and oppression and quickly had to pay for this commitment with her life. The activist from Kenya is now a leading member of the global rural people’s movement FIMARC and founder of the aid organization DESECE (https://desece.co.ke/). With its programs for peace, sustainability and justice, this NGO has reached more than 1 million people in the densely populated northeast of Kenya in the past 10 years.

In her lecture, the trained social worker reports on her personal path to becoming an activist and fighter for the rights of women, children and small farmers and gives insights into the aid organization DESECE, which she founded. The project, which currently has 22 employees, has a model farm with a training center where young people can learn about sustainable agriculture. In addition, DESECE takes care of women, children, people with AIDS and refugees. The offers range from protection against sexual abuse and violence to business start-ups for women with microcredit to legal support for smallholders against land grabbing

After the presentation there will be time for questions and discussion.

All interested are welcome!

Admission is free. Voluntary donations benefit the MOYO social project for girls’ education in Kenya.

Organized by: MOYO associationhttps://moyo-tyrol.org/

together with: MA Gender, Culture and Social Change – https://www.uibk.ac.at/ma-gender/

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