Hundreds of men and women gathered in the Kenyan capitol, Nairobi, to protest the attack on a woman "guilty" of wearing a miniskirt in public.
The protestors handed out flowers and chanted, “Shame on you,” at the bus stop in Nairobi’s Central Business District, where the attack took place. Multiple men cornered the woman in the street, tore off her clothes and forced her onto the ground, all as a result for her personal choice in clothing that day.
The Facebook group, Kilimani Mums, organized the event, calling it “MyDressMyChoice". Read More
The Ugandan government has proposed a bill that will allow women to be arrested for wearing skirts above their knees in public. This proposed law, which directly targets women, isn’t entirely new to the Ugandan people. Uganda’s third President, Idi Amin 1971-1979 (who you may remember as depicted in the film The Last King of Scotland), also banned short skirts in a decree during his time in office. Currently wearing short skirts is not illegal, but culturally it is deemed improper if a woman exposes her knees or shoulders. Read More