Understanding Honour Based Violence

By Jane Wairimu At some point in your life you might have come across news stories about members of a family colluding to ‘punish’ or kill another family member who they perceive has brought ‘shame’ on the family. Or perhaps you or someone you know, either a friend, work colleague or family member has been…

Celebrating Fatherhood

By Diane Doris Father’s day! A special time in the year when we come together to celebrate the different male figures in our lives. Every so often, most of us rarely take time to recognize and appreciate male figures in our lives who are continuously making an effort to impact the lives of those around…

Gender equality has a transformative effect to society

  By António Guterres Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.…

Legal framework to fight Gender Based Violence in Kenya

  Kenya has legislated various law to help in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Constitution, 2010 Penal Code(Revised Edition 2012) Sexual Offences Act,2006 Children Act , 2001 Anti Female Genital Mutilation Act Counter trafficking in persons Act, 2011 Witness protection Act, 2010 Employment Act- sec 6, s. 53 worst forms of labour Victim…

Types of Gender Based Violence

  Gender Based Violence (GBV) can be defined as any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person against their will, and that is based on socially ascribed (gender) differences between males and females, and that results in, or is likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering for women, girls, boys and…