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Stripped Down is Amnesty International Kenya’s podcast that aims to demystify human rights issues by having simple but powerful conversations.

The title, Stripped Down, has a double meaning. When human rights violations occur, victims are stripped of their dignity. The term Stripped Down also means dissecting an issue and reduce it to the essentials.

Stripped Down Podcast Amnesty International Kenya

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Stripped Down is Amnesty International Kenya’s podcast that aims to demystify human rights issues by having simple but powerful conversations.

The title, Stripped Down, has a double meaning. When human rights violations occur, victims are stripped of their dignity. The term Stripped Down also means dissecting an issue and reduce it to the essentials.

    Episode 6 || Ile Ya Human Rights Day (With Li Fung)

    Episode 6 || Ile Ya Human Rights Day (With Li Fung)

    Could we have a Human Rights podcast without including an episode on Human Rights? It didn't seem right to us either. For Human Rights Day, we talk to Li Fung, the Senior Human Rights Advisor to the UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya, about Human Rights in a pandemic and the importance of commemorating Human Rights Day. 
    What are we Jamming to this week? We’re glad you asked!
    This week we love Redemption Song by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
    "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. 
    None but ourselves can free our minds. "
    Those lyrics ring true today as they did in 1980 when this song was released.
    Real quick, before you go. You can join Amnesty as a member here!
    You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
    Welcome to the movement!

    • 35 min
    Episode 5 || Ile Ya Privilege (With Bev and Dam)

    Episode 5 || Ile Ya Privilege (With Bev and Dam)

    Five minutes to listen to Bev and Dam didn't seem right to us, so this week they strip down their privilege and how it impacts their work in the Human Rights Movement. 

    What are we Jamming to this week? We’re glad you asked! 

    This week we're listening to Tujiangalie by Sauti Sol feat. Nyashinski.

    When two Kenyan greats come together, this magnificence is the outcome. This song just forces you to introspect.

    Real quick, before you go. You can join Amnesty as a Member using this link!

    https://members.amnestykenya.org/register

    You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Welcome to the movement!

    • 40 min
    Episode 4 || Ile Ya Boss (With Irungu Houghton) - #AmnestyIsYou

    Episode 4 || Ile Ya Boss (With Irungu Houghton) - #AmnestyIsYou

    Why should you be an Amnesty Member? Our Executive Director Irũngũ Houghton, is here to break it down for you. This was recorded as our first episode, but we had to hold on to it for our #AmnestyIsYou Campaign!

    What are we Jamming to this week? We’re glad you asked!

    This week we are jamming to one of our fave artists, India Arie!

    This jam completely hits the spot. In the song, India asks, "What if Martin didn't stand up? 
    What if Rosa didn’t sit down? 
    What if Malcolm didn't man up? 
    Where would we be now? 
    What if Marley didn't get up, stand up? 
    What if Du Bois didn’t come to advance us? 
    And Mandela didn't come to teach us? 
    Where would we be now?"

    It’s a song with poignant lyrics that not only spurs thought but spurs us to action as well. Check it out on youtube if you haven’t. You will love it!

    Real quick, before you go. You can join Amnesty as a member here!

    You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

    Welcome to the movement!

    • 20 min
    Episode 3 || Ile Ya Artivism (With Javan The Poet) - Bonus Episode

    Episode 3 || Ile Ya Artivism (With Javan The Poet) - Bonus Episode

    Art + Activism = Artivism

    In this enlightening bonus episode, we sat down with Javan Ofula aka Javan The Poet from Dandora on his experience of mixing his art with his work as a human rights defender. Javan wears many hats as an activist,  artist, community leader, active member of the Dandora Community Justice Centre and representative of Embakasi North in the Youth Council.

    Don't forget to check out Javan's work on YouTube here!

    What are we Jamming to this week? We’re glad you asked!

    This week we're throwing it back to Angalia Saa by Ukoo Flani. Do you guys remember this jam? It's a complete throwback by Ukoo Flani Mau Mau. Other than the amazing falsetto, the 12 year old song is dedicated to all the shujaas who fought for us during the first liberation. The 5 minute video that is mostly in black and white is almost like a snapshot of such critical moments and themes in our history. If you're Gen Z and you are listening to us wondering what, who?... Well, head over to youtube and check it out!

    Real quick, before you go. You can join Amnesty as a member here!

    You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

    Welcome to the movement!

    • 46 min
    Episode 2 || Ile Ya Modern Day Mekatililis (With Rachael Mwikali and Wanjiru Wanjira)

    Episode 2 || Ile Ya Modern Day Mekatililis (With Rachael Mwikali and Wanjiru Wanjira)

    What is it like being a woman working in the human rights field? This week, Amnesty Board Member and Convener of the Coalition of Grassroots Human Rights Defenders, Rachael Mwikali and Wanjiru Wanjira, co-founder of the Mathare Social Justice Centre, strip-down being young women HRD’s.

    What are we Jamming to this week? We’re glad you asked!

    This week we're loving Power by Muthoni Drummer Queen.

    “Wale wanafikiria sindiria ni weakness, you keep telling us it’s not the right time .” In her characteristic eccentric fashion, Muthoni Drummer Queen kills it in this jam.  Muthoni Drummer Queen dedicates this song to the many women who organize and resist oppression, break moulds and defy stereotypes, forge paths and occupy spaces. She says we will not let them erase you. If you’re all about girl power, this is one to head bob to for sure-check it out on youtube.

    Real quick, before you go. You can join Amnesty as a member here!

    You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

    Welcome to the movement!

    • 46 min
    Episode 1: Ile Ya Mayouth (With Stevo, Toure and ZamaZama)

    Episode 1: Ile Ya Mayouth (With Stevo, Toure and ZamaZama)

    What is it like being a young human rights defender? 

    For our first episode we hear from Stevo from Mathare Social Justice Center, Toure from Mukuru Community Justice Center, and ZamaZama from Kiambiu Justice and Information Network on being young HRD's in Kenya.

    For more of the work they do at the social justice centres, you can follow them on Twitter @MathareSJustice, @mukuru_cjc, @KiambiuJustice and @UhaiWetu.

    What are we Jamming to this week? We’re glad you asked! 

    This week we are twisting our waists and bobbing our heads to this absolute African classic, A Luta Continua by Miriam Makeba. A luta continua –Portuguese for the struggle continues was the rallying cry of the FRELIMO movement during Mozambique’s war for independence. Popularized by Miriam Makeba, better known as Mama Africa, a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. The song was written for her by her daughter Bongi Makeba following a trip to Mozambique.

    Real quick, before you go. You can join Amnesty as a member here!

    You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

    Welcome to the movement!

    • 51 min

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TheBubblyPoet-Femmy ,

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Loooove this podcast!!!! I’m a new listener and I feel like this issues are always covered up and we don’t discuss them enough

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