Breaking the Silence

By Diane Doris Safe Spaces, an initiative that seeks to advocate for gender equality and a platform to air thoughts and experiences on Gender Based Violence (GBV) was launched over the weekend to ensure victims do not die in silence. “Girls are raised to be silent, proper and polite, which in my view contributes to…

Leaders condemn violence against women aspirants

Human Rights organizations have condemned the spate of violence against women political aspirants, terming them regressive and unfortunate. The organizations, Ripples International, Kenya National Human Rights Commission, Federation of Women Lawyers and Youth Agenda called for respect towards women aspirants. They condemned electoral and other forms of violence that may deter women from participating in…

Policy framework on Gender Based Violence in Kenya

  Kenya underlines the importance of gender based violence and has made various steps towards alleviating the vice from a policy perspective. The country is a signatory to various international legal instruments that obligate the State to take action against GBV. Government has made national commitments to uphold and protect human rights and gender equality…