Tag: Gender Based Violence

Affirmative action fund lifting the hope of girls in Kilifi

In the rural parts of Kilifi, many girls are at risk of violation; most common is gender based violence (GBV). Over the years, the County has recorded incidences of child pregnancies and child marriages which has remained a major barrier to them accessing and transitioning to higher levels of education. Cases of early pregnancies among […]

Meet Beatrice, a lawyer helping survivors navigate through the court processes

Meet Beatrice Njeri, a Kenyan lawyer passionate about helping survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) navigate through the often tedious and strenuous legal processes. “My greatest achievement is when survivors are able to complete their legal journey. I am even happier when they are able to get successful convictions and perpetrators are held […]

CREAW PRESS STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE INCREASED CASES OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

The recent occurrences of the killings and wanton loss of lives in unclear circumstances of women and girls is horrifying and a determinant of lack of respect to the constitutional provisions of respect to human life. Women and girls like many other citizens ought to be valued and not subjected to the grievous acts that […]

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ATTACK OF MARTHA MIANO – THE RUGURU COUNTY ASSEMBLY OBSERVER AT THE KIAMARIGA POLICE STATION

Gender Based Violence is a gross violation of human rights and should never be accepted or normalized. The Center for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) condemns in the strongest terms the assault witnessed at the Kiamariga Police station as seen on videos being circulated on various social media platforms and the mainstream media reports. The […]

Bridging the gap of legal aid and psychosocial support services in the community

Counselling and legal aid components are filling a critical gap in services at the community. CREAW provides GBV survivors with psycho-social counseling and advice on a wide range of issues ranging from spousal abuse and defilement, to family neglect. When requested by the survivor, case managers/counsellors usually provide couples counseling and counseling of the perpetrator(s) […]

Haki Yetu, Jukumu Letu – CREAWKENYA (1st Quarter 2018)

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 […]