KENYA’S “TALKING BOXES” HELP GIRLS BREAK THEIR SILENCE ON ABUSE. Girls in Kenya’s biggest slum are breaking their silence about parental and sexual abuse, thanks to “talking boxes” placed in schools where they can share their secrets, writes the BBC’s Ashley Lime in the capital, Nairobi.
October 10, 2019
“When my father goes out to the bar to drink alcohol, he comes back very angry and threatens to kill me, my mother and my sister,” a 14-year-old girl anonymously wrote in a note she put in what is called a “talking box” at her school in Nairobi’s Kibera slum.
“For a long time I had no-one to talk to and bottled up my issues. But when the talking box was introduced in our school, I was able to speak out by writing on a piece of paper