Ujamaa Africa

Mainly Involved in the Sensitization and voice against Rape
As their work transitioned away from direct aid and toward microloan programs focused on improving the economic status of women (the caregivers of orphans), Lee became aware of the extremely high prevalence of rape in the Nairobi slums where their work was based. Lee had taken a women’s self-defense and empowerment class in the Bay Area in the 1990s, and saw how Empowerment Self Defense (ESD) programming would be life saving in extreme risk communities. Thus began a 6 year effort to develop No Means No Kenya and the IMpower system for sexual violence prevention, intervention and recovery. IMpower is the first dual gender sexual violence prevention program in the world. Ujamaa then completed six ground breaking scientific studies that proved how powerfully IMpower works to stop rape (see publications).