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…

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…

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…

From love to death

By Yury Fedotov Across the world tens of thousands of women and girls are being loved to death. Take a wide angle snapshot of these deaths and violent assaults and they become a recitation of women attacked in desperate circumstances. Strangulations, often with everyday implements such as rolling pins and dog leads, frightening acid attacks,…