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…

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.…

Mombasa residents demonstrate against increased GBV cases

  Residents of Mombasa took to the streets to protest the increased cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases in the region. The protest took center stage following the physical assault, rape and attempted murder of Ms. Irene Aisha Syongula by men in Kibarani, Mombasa on 16 February, 2017   Women in Mombasa County protest over…

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…