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100 Women: Female boxers fighting sexual violence in Nairobi

Kenya's schoolgirls are fighting back against sexual violence - by learning how to box.

Emily Kasyoka, a 14-year-old, describes the challenges facing young women in the capital Nairobi - including the threat of rape - and how self-defence classes could help her and 200 others.

The BBC's 100 Women season runs online, on BBC World News TV and on BBC World Service radio from 27-29 October.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #100Women.

  • 27 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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