• THE GIRLS ADVOCACY ALLIANCE PROJECT- KWALE COUNTY

    Author: covaw Category: LOBBY ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATIONS , No Comments

    The Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) is a 5-year joint project (2016-2020) led by the Dutch offices of Plan International, Terre des Hommes and Defence for Children – ECPAT and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women in 10 countries spread across Africa and Asia.

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  • Gender Desk Launch at Archers Post Police Station: 26th June 2014 Speech

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    It is with great pleasure that i stand here before you as we celebrate the opening of the gender desk at archers post police station. I feel proud that as we mark this mile stone on our endeavour to make Samburu county a place safe for women, girls, men and boys, we can say that we have a gender desk where victims of gender based violence will not only be able to report cases of violence without victimisation or discrimination, but also a place they can call a safe space for reporting symptomatic problems they might be experiencing.

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  • Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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    The Foreign Secretary of Britain, William Hague and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, co-hosted the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 10-13, 2014 in London.This was the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject, with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground.The summit is a follow-up to the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict launched in 2013 to end impunity, increase accountability, and provide justice and safety for victims of sexual violence. One of the outcomes of the summit is to be the first international protocol on how to document and investigate sexual violence in conflicts, which will set international standards and give guidance to countries on effective laws and prosecutions.Angelina Jolie, commented, “The use of rape as a weapon is one of the greatest injustices of our time.”  It destroys women, families, communities and cultures. The rape of civilians during times of war is nothing new. However, in recent decades the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war has come to the attention of the international community.

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  • Six years and Counting

    Author: covaw Category: SGBV PIL Petition 122/2013 , No Comments

    by Dr. Joan Nyanyuki Six years on from being gang raped and beaten in front of her husband and four-year-old child during Kenya’s post-election violence, Nancy is still awaiting justice. If it were left to Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, she would never see it. Last month Mr Tobiko announced that his office could bring no cases related to the 2007-8 atrocities before a new “International Crimes Division” within Kenya’s High Court. Nancy is not taking no for an answer. Today (March 25) she and other survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are in a Nairobi courtroom, suing Mr Tobiko and other senior government officials for numerous failings, including the failure to investigate and prosecute their cases and thousands of others.

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  • Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

    Author: covaw Category: SGBV PIL Petition 122/2013 , No Comments

    by Dr. Joan Nyanyuki When the hearing of the Case filed in the High court of Nairobi by the sexual violence victims of the post-election violence resumed for the third time, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions requested the court for an adjournment of the case. It was their turn to cross examine the first expert witness on the stand.

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