Accelerating efforts to combat the rise of sexual and gender-based violence in KenyaPosted: 17 December, 2020 Filed under: Juliet Nyamao | Tags: #Hear Me Too, #MeToo, #Orange the World, #Times Up, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, 160 girls project, Beijing Declaration and Plan of Action, gender-based violence, Kenyan Constitution, Kenyan Penal Code, Maputo Protocol, sexual and reproductive rights 2 Comments
Author: Juliet Nyamao
Human Rights Attorney, Kenyan Bar
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that runs yearly from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, International Human Rights Day. The period is observed in many African countries including Kenya, culminating in a colorful thematic event on the last day of the campaign. During this period, governments may reevaluate their national policies and action plans to completely eradicate practices that discriminately affect women in the community. This campaign provides an opportune moment to create awareness, on a worldwide scale, of the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and to galvanise support to curtail its escalation to pandemic proportions.