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NAKED, PUBLIC, RESISTANCE: The power of shameless nudity

In 2016, Dr. Stella Nyanzi stripped down in protest against gender based harassment, discrimination and oppression at Makerere University. The accomplished Ugandan academic later went on to become an active and vocal critique of the Museveni regime. Her action earned her a place in the list of African women who single-handedly change the course of history of the African people. In 1922, Mary Muthoni Nyanjiru led a group of women that stormed a police station in Nairobi, Kenya, to demand the release of the nationalist leader Harry Thuku who had been arrested and detained by the colonial government. The colonial forces had guns and the men who had come with Nyanjiru and the other women were afraid. Nyanjiru deno...

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