Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Fears Of Rape In Kenya's Slums 'Trap Women'

Fear of sexual violence is keeping poor Kenyan women away from communal toilets, and increasing the risk of disease, Amnesty International says.

In a report on Kenya's slums, the human rights group said women and girls were afraid to leave their shacks at night.

As a result they were risking contracting diseases such as dysentery and cholera, the report said.

60% of Nairobi residents, about two million people, live in slums with limited access to water and sanitation.


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