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Woman in miniskirt stripped, protests in Kenya

The victim was accused of “tempting” men because of her miniskirt.

Women chant during a rally in protest against violence towards women, on November 17, 2014 in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Kenyan women rights groups took to the streets on Monday after another woman was stripped in Nairobi on Sunday.

The woman was stripped naked by a group a men who accused her of dressing "scantily".

Activists meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 9th African Regional Conference on Women have spoken out in disgust over what has been happening.

Around 500 women marched to the governor's office in Nairobi, the chief of police and the inspector general's headquarters, demanding the men be dealt with harshly.

Some 200 women gathered to rally in support of the woman attacked and stripped last week.

She was accused of "tempting" men because of her miniskirt.

A video, posted by a Facebook group of Kenyan mothers, caught the attention of women leaders in Addis Ababa.

This resulted in a massive online campaign.

Trust for Indigenous Culture AND Health deputy director Jedidiah Maine says the video made her feel sick.

"It's heartbreaking and I want them [the men] to think of their sisters and mothers. What if that happened to their relatives?"

Maine says it's not about clothes and adds it has got everything to do with human dignity.