SMS campaign updates

People subscribed to EASSI's campaign received daily information via SMS on the human rights' situation of girls in Kenia. The EASSI (Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women) Women's Day SMS Campaign was run from 25 February 2008 to 14 March 2008 with the support of WOUGNET. It was intended to raise awareness of the plight of girl children in Kenya and the surrounding region who have suffered as a result of the post-election violence.

People who signed up to this campaign received an SMS every day from 25th February 2008 to 14th March 2008. These days were chosen because they fall around International Women's Day, 8th March. The messages sent were daily updates on the peace process and affirmations about girl children in Kenya such as " “Leaders should know that even the girl child can spearhead peace-making if given the chance.”

SMS that were sent out during the campaign were also posted on the WOUGNET blog