Gender based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violations not only in Kenya but across various parts of the developing world. It knows no social, economic, class or cultural confinement and status. It occurs in families, schools, work places, social structures and communities regardless of one’s religion, gender, race, creed or political persuasion and inclinations. Women and girls, and to a lesser degree men and boys, either directly and or indirectly experience or face the impact of some form of gender based violence. Gender based violence involves a wide variety of agents and actors from intimate partners and family members, to strangers and institutional actors such as teachers, pastors, office managers, seniors leaders, religious leaders and the police. Despite its adverse effects on the survivors, gender based violence (GBV) is still the least talked about violation of mainly women’s and girl’s human rights. It remains largely unreported or in reported instances, retracted and “amicably” settled.
January 03 2018 0Comment