Neha Wadekar

Journalist

Women in Somalia can finally use DNA testing to convict their rapists – NowThis Her

October 27, 2017

Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to test DNA in sexual crimes, and it’s a big step in protecting survivors of sexual assault.

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Advance Afrika and Africa Prisons Project – ITN

October 23, 2017

Ugandan prisons are setting an example for how to rehabilitate and reform inmates thanks to nonprofit organizations like Advance Afrika and Africa Prisons Project that offer education, life-skills training and economic opportunities to prisoners across the country.

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This girls basketball team wants to end female genital mutilation in Somalia – NowThis Her

September 30, 2017

Female genital mutilation is a widespread problem in Somalia — this girls basketball team wants to end the harmful practice.

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Kenyans debate the invalidated 2017 election and discuss hopes for rescheduled October 17 vote – Storyhunter/Periscope Livestream

September 14, 2017

My livestream from Nairobi where I speak to Kenyans about the invalidated 2017 presidential election and ask them their hopes for the rescheduled October 17 vote.

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Somalia opens first forensic lab dedicated to rape investigation – Voice of America Radio

September 14, 2017

Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits. Sexual assault is widespread in the country, according to human rights groups, but few victims come forward and few perpetrators are punished. The new forensic lab in Somalia’s Puntland region has been hailed as a step in the right direction, but a long road remains to end impunity for gender-based violence.

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Somalia opens first forensic laboratory dedicated to rape investigations – Voice of America

September 14, 2017

Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits. Sexual assault is widespread in the country, according to human rights groups, but few victims come forward and few perpetrators are punished. The new forensic lab in Somalia’s Puntland region has been hailed as a step in the right direction, but a long road remains to end impunity for gender-based violence.

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Kenyans react to Raila Odinga’s announcement that he’ll challenge the results of the election in Kenya’s Supreme Court – Periscope/Storyhunter Livestream

August 16, 2017

I spoke with Kenyans in Kawangware slum about NASA opposition candidate Raila Odinga’s announcement that he’ll challenge the results of the contested presidential election in Kenya’s Supreme Court.

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Police and protestors face off in Kibera slum – Periscope/Storyhunter Livestream

August 12, 2017

Police armed with water canons, teargas and ammunition faced off with protestors in Nairobi’s Kibera slum after contested presidential election results angered supporters of NASA coalition candidate Raila Odinga.

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Kenyans in Kawangware slum are awaiting the results of a hotly contested presidential election – Periscope/Storyhunter Livestream

August 11, 2017

For this livestream, I headed to Kawangware slum where tensions were running high to talk to Kenyans about the August 8, 2017 presidential election and their hopes for the results.

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Kenyan election interview – talkRadio London

August 9, 2017

My quick interview on talkRadio London about the 2017 Kenyan elections.

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Facebook live interview – Fuller Project for International Reporting

June 29, 2017

Neha Wadekar sits down with The Fuller Project for International Reporting to discuss the challenges and thrills of being a female freelance journalist in East Africa.

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Kenyan Activist Boniface Mwangi Campaigns Despite Death Threats (2 of 2) – Periscope/Storyhunter Livestream

June 2, 2017

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi registers to run in Kenya’s 2017 election despite receiving death threats.

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