Legal framework to fight Gender Based Violence in Kenya

 

Kenya has legislated various law to help in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV).

  1. Constitution, 2010
  2. Penal Code(Revised Edition 2012)
  3. Sexual Offences Act,2006
  4. Children Act , 2001
  5. Anti Female Genital Mutilation Act
  6. Counter trafficking in persons Act, 2011
  7. Witness protection Act, 2010
  8. Employment Act- sec 6, s. 53 worst forms of labour
  9. Victim Protection Act, 2014
  10. Security Act, 2014 – Sec 14
  11. Protection against Domestic Violence Act ,2015
  12. Legal aid Act, 2016
  13. The Criminal Procedure Code (Revised Edition 2012)
  14. Basic Education Act
  15.  HIV Prevention and Control Act, 2006
  16.  Law of succession Act (revised ed. 2012)
  17. Matrimonial Property Act (2013)
  18. Marriage Act, 2014
  19. National Gender and Equality Commission Act (2011)
  20. Political Parties Act (2011),

These laws can be accessed at www.kenyalawreports.org

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