The girls of the V-Day Safe House (also known as the Tasaru Rescue Centre) in Narok, Kenya perform a poem by Muthoni Drummer Queen, “Dear Mathilde”. The safe house is refuge to 50 – 60 Maasai girls who have courageously said NO to the tribal traditions of Female Genital Mutilation, Early Childhood Marriage and the refusal to educate girls.
V-Day, a worldwide initiative to stop violence against women and girls, collaborated with Maasai visionary Agnes Pareyio to build the center. The girls are sent to school and all their needs are met.
“Dear Mathilde” by Muthoni Drummer Queen used by permission of the poet. Please check out this link to her recording, “She”.
Video Credit: Kim Rosen
The girls made this video in solidarity with One Billion Rising.