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Rebecca Lolosoli's trails

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Rebecca Lolosoli is the founder and matriarch of Umoja Women Group. Please check below links and follow the around the world trails of the matriarch :-

Rebecca Lolosoli meets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 6th-13th-March-2011 during Women in the World Summit, New YorkRebecca meets Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Tina Brown, closing Newsweek and The Daily Beast's three-day Women in the World summit in New York, announced that, during the event, audience members had pledged over $100,000 to the causes the summit had highlighted. The donations will go to help combat sex trafficking in the United States, battle the rape epidemic affecting thousands of women in Congo, to support Dr. Hawa Abdi, whose camp in Somalia for 90,000 refugees remains vulnerable to killing raids by rebel boy-soldiers, and a number of other incredible causes.

Speakers from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice endorsed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's summit declaration that women's rights are integral to the movements for democracy. Said Secretary Clinton, "I think that (the Women in the World summit) is really cutting edge...it is not just something nice to talk about, it is absolutely central to whether we will have the kind of peace, security, stability, opportunity, equality that we seek in the world.

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Rebecca meets former Secretaries of State Condoleeza Rice and Madeleine AlbrightRebecca meets former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleeza Rice

Rebecca Lolosoli with :Madeleine K. Albright, Former Secretary of State, Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast, Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State, and Rebecca Lolosoli, Matriarch, Umoja Uaso Women's Village at the 2011 Women in the World Summit. Photo by: Marc Bryan-Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women in the World - The Daily BeastRebecca Lolosoli

When Rebecca Lolosoli began to speak up on behalf of women raped by British soldiers, four men came to her home in Kenya and beat her. Her husband, who had bought her for 17 cows, failed to object, so she left him and began to openly defy a tribal system in which women were not allowed to own livestock or land or go to school. Lolosoli persuaded women in her village to start a business selling their intricate traditional beadwork to tourists. Then she encouraged them to form a separate village as both a tourist attraction and a refuge for victims of domestic violence and girls fleeing female genital mutilation or forced marriage. That is where Diane von Furstenberg found her in 2009, when she asked Vital Voices to introduce her to talented women artisans. Smitten with the colorful beadwork, she invited Lolosoli to collaborate on her 2010 collection. Over time the women's village, named Umoja, which means "unity" in Swahili, has earned enough money to buy its own land and open a nursery school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurs in handicraft - Vital VoicesSmilling Rebecca, a handicraft enterpreneur

Rebecca Lolosoli is the matriarch of Umoja Uaso Women’s Village, a safe haven for women and girls fleeing abuse, as well as a training center for those seeking to promote human rights and economic development.

As a child, Rebecca had witnessed occasional violence, and as a woman she came to see that some of the Samburu traditional practices were forcing women to endure abuse. She felt compelled to speak out on behalf of those who were marginalized and silenced — victims of rape, forced marriage, female genital cutting, as well as widows and orphans.

When her advocacy was met with hostility and violence, Rebecca and 16 other survivors of violence came together for mutual protection, forging a new community on a patch of forgotten land. Umoja, which means ‘unity’, is now a thriving, self-sustained community.

The women of Umoja provide for their children and themselves through the sale of their beaded jewelry and crafts. Through a system of resource sharing, they have established a sickness and disability fund, a community center, and a school for their children and those in the surrounding area.

Despite repeated threats and attacks, Rebecca continues to work for women’s rights. Her goal is to curb violence against women and the negative cultural practices that are harmful to women’s health, safety and well-being.

 

Rebecca Lolosoli Beadwork creates Safe Space for conflicts-stricken Northern Kenya - NBC WashingtonRebecca handicraft business creates safe space for conflict-stricken Northern Kenya

 

Designer Rebecca Lolosoli's beaded jewelry has been showcased throughout the world inDiane von Furstenberg's Spring 2010 Collection, and she's hoping the high-fashion accessories will help a cause close to her heart.

"This is really the life of our women," Lolosoli said at a recent reception and trunk show held in her honor at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

"It feeds them, it takes their children to school and it uplifts their lives and improve their lives."

Recently awarded by Vital Voices for standing up and speaking out for women's rights, Rebecca Lolosoli is the founder of Umoja, a safe tribal space for women in conflict-stricken Kenya. The sale of the beadwork provides many social services for the tribe including education, safety and economic empowerment.

Rebecca Lolosoli receives GR8! Women Award for Women Rights Work - 2nd GR8! Women Awards Middle East (Dubai)2nd GR8! Women Award - Middle East (Dubai)

Rebecca Lolosoli, the recipient of the 2010 Vital Voices Fern Holland Global Leadership Award, recently received a GR8! Women Award for her exemplary achievements in women’s rights. GR8! TV Magazine honors women from India, the Middle East and Africa to celebrate their strength and achievements in their chosen fields. On March 7, 2012, GR8! TV Magazine held their annual GR8! Women Awards in Dubai, UAE. A total of 18 women were recognized for their extensive work in fields like healthcare, fashion and fine arts, corporate activism and social services.

Rebecca was recognized for her broad work in women’s rights activism. In Kenya, Rebecca bore witness to the shocking violence that stemmed from certain practices of her Samburu culture. Unable to stand idly by as women around her were abused, Rebecca spoke out against these traditions and violence against women, often to the dismay of those around her. With the support of other women survivors from her region, Rebecca left her home and formed a safe haven for women escaping their own violent circumstances.

 

 

Rebecca Lolosoli features in Vital Voices Book - The power of women leading change around the world - authored by Vital Voices President Alyse Nelson and Forwaded by Secretary of State Hillary ClintonRebecca in VV Book

 

In this powerful account, Alyse Nelson takes us on a 15-year journey that began with a State Department initiative and grew into a global movement transcending national, cultural, economic and political divides to advance a transformative model of leadership.

For over a decade, Vital Voices has brought together women who want to enable others to become change agents in their governments, advocates for social justice and supporters of democracy. Women are equipped with management and business development skills to expand their enterprises and create jobs in their communities. Their voices, stories and hard-earned lessons are deeply authentic and truly vital.

  • Features interviews and first-person accounts of global leaders, such as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, andAung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize-winning Burmese pro-democracy leader, as well as business leaders
  • Draws on Vital Voices' work enabling a network of 12,000 emerging women leaders in politics, human rights, and economic development in 144 countries. These women have gone on to mentor and train more than 500,000 others
  • Focuses on the key elements of the Vital Voices five-step model of transformational leadership

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