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Postby Dvivid » Fri May 14, 2010 11:01 pm

http://www.salon.com/life/2010/05/12/af ... index.html

Elderly women learn self-defense as rape attacks increasingly target women over 60 - By TOM ODULA,

A two-finger poke to the eyes, a punch to the solar plexus, a kick to the groin, then turn and run, the instructor barks.

But this is not your typical self-defense class. The trainer is an elderly Kenyan woman who is teaching her peers how to combat a spate of rape attacks targeting elderly women in the slums. One Nairobi hospital treated 437 rape victims older than 60 last year.

In the sludge-covered alleyways of the Korogocho slum, 50 women, many of them grandmothers, have enrolled in twice-a-week self-defense classes at a run-down community center. The women say they must rely on themselves because the police rarely patrol the dark paths that wind through the maze of iron-roofed shanties...
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Postby yat_chum » Sat May 15, 2010 2:44 am

"Don't feel any mercy. Was he coming to read the Bible with you?"
Kariuki asks the women.
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