Christy Gillmore (Kenya)


Christy Gillmore

Christy Gillmore (Hakijamii the Economics and Social Rights Centre): Christy received her BA in Anthropology and Economics in 2006 from the University of Virginia. Upon graduating, she joined the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa, where she worked to empower women in a rural community. After returning from the Peace Corps, Christy worked in refugee resettlement as a health care coordinator and caseworker. At the time of her fellowship she was pursuing her MA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. After her fellowship, Christy wrote: “I had never lived in a big city in my life, and this experience opened my eyes to the immense inequalities that are growing due to globalization and rural-urban migration. I feel that I gained invaluable skills and confidence. I feel like I have gained writing and editing skills. I know that I want to focus on human rights now that I have experience of working in the field."



19 Aug

Out With a Bang, In With a New Website

Louis and I took a weekend trip to Nanyuki, 3 hours north of Nairobi, to

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Posted Aug 19, 2010

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12 Aug

Double Exploitation

The village of Owinohuru, located in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya faces so many

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Posted Aug 12, 2010

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02 Aug

Don’t Lose Sight

I have been following many of Nairobi People’s Settlement Network’s (NPSN) activities and sharing as

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Posted Aug 02, 2010

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28 Jul

A Living Saint

It takes incredible passion and commitment to human rights and social justice to do the

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Posted Jul 28, 2010

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19 Jul

A Hotbed of Innovation

When most people hear the word slum, they imagine a place unsuitable for humans to

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Posted Jul 19, 2010

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15 Jul

To Speak of Being Left Behind

This past weekend Louis and I went to Garissa, the closest city to the Somalia

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Posted Jul 15, 2010

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06 Jul

Eviction Task Force

I continue to be amazed at the efforts by community groups happening around me. Last

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Posted Jul 06, 2010

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23 Jun

The Ladder That Runs Down

The following is a short video about Ngazi Ya Chini, a group that was established

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Posted Jun 23, 2010

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17 Jun

The Mirage of Slum Upgrading

In my last entry, I focused on the visit to Kasarani through the Nairobi Peoples

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Posted Jun 17, 2010

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14 Jun

People’s Settlements, Not Slums

My first real working week has proved a whirlwind of navigating the seemingly endless number

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Posted Jun 14, 2010

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08 Jun

Arrival in Nairobi: witnessing Kenyan disparity

I’m fortunate enough to have my fiancé, Louis Rezac, working with me for the summer

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Posted Jun 08, 2010

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27 May

Entering the world of advocacy in Nairobi

It’s difficult to describe all the feelings I’m experiencing a week before I depart for

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Posted May 27, 2010

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