As women across the world mark International Women’s Day, Ogichoya Kimogol from northern Kenya describes how she has coped as a young, single mother.
“When I became pregnant at 17, there was a lot of pressure to get rid of the baby because I was not married.
“None of the villagers here would talk to me then. I felt bad, I was really down and depressed when they rejected me like that. I felt like I was no longer a human being. I was so ashamed of myself.”