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Lynn Schreiber

Title Writer and Blogger

Lynn is a writer and blogger who has lived and worked in several European countries.

She has a particular interest in the rights of women and children, and in 2012 launched Jump! Magazine, an online resource for pre-teen girls.

She worked closely with the UK parenting website Mumsnet as the Blogger’s Network  Coordinator for the Miscarriage Care Campaign and the We Believe You / Rape Awareness Campaign.

Posts By Lynn Schreiber

One Reason Kenyan Girls in Poor Areas Don't Go to School

One recurrent issue, in extremely poor countries, is the absences caused by girls not attending school during menstruation.

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Teresia and Peter's Story: HIV Testing in Kenya

Teresia and Peter are told how to read the test results, so that they are better able to accept them. When the small alarm clock signals an end to the 15 minutes, they gingerly pick up their tests and study them.

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What's Being Done to Fight HIV in Kenya?

Health care workers visit the homes of those taking part in this program every four months and gather data about the health and well-being of the families.

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A Tale of Two Women

Miriam is 32 years old and was at the Marura Village Dispensary in Laikipia District with her 3 month old son, Peter. She already has five girls at home and is struggling to keep them in school. Her eldest daughter will soon leave school, at age 13 years in order to train as a hairdresser.

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Living (HIV) Positively

Jasinta lives with the knowledge that she has HIV. She was diagnosed in 2009 but kept it a secret, even from her husband. ‘I lived in stigma and denial’, she told me. The stigma of HIV is a big problem here in Kenya. Newly diagnosed patients find that their neighbours and friends turn away from them and their customers shun their businesses. It is a lonely life for many Kenyans with HIV

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