The Girls Advocacy Alliance Project- Kwale County

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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Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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 … Read more

Six years and Counting

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 … Read more

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

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 … Read more

Justice For Liz Press Release 7th of May

Press release7th May 2014INACTION REGARDING JUSTICE FOR LIZ/BUSIA RAPE CASE BY THE DPP, AG, KENYAN POLICE, AND CID OFFICES INCREASINGLY BECOMING A MAJOR CONCERN.The state’s delay in securing justice for Liz after she was gang raped mid last year has become a matter of increasing concern to both the public and civil society organisations working … Read more

Why Mr. President?

We all know that the government failed to protect its citizens from mass atrocities during the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The government, we have heard, compensated and/or rebuilt the houses of many who were displaced.  This is as it should be; the government should act publicly and appropriately to provide redress for survivors of human rights … Read more

Court Case for Sexual Gender Based Violence During Post Election Violence Continues on Wednesday 23-25th April Before Justice Isaak Lenaola at The High Court of Kenya, Milimani At 9am

PRESS RELEASE 22nd April 2014 A PETITION seeking to compel the government to address cases of sexual violence committed during the 2007/2008 Post Election mayhem, resumes on April 23, 2014 at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division, presided over by Justice Isaac Lenaola. The Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Petition No. 122 of 2013, was filed by … Read more

Court Proceedings Update of The Public Interest Litigation Case on Sexual Gender Based Violence Victims During The 2007/8 Post Election Violence

UPDATE 17th April 2014 The public Interest litigation case which seeks justice for sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) victims of the 2007/2008 post-election violence (PEV) has lined its first witness before the High Court of Kenya. Patricia Nyaundi, a secretariat for the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights, ably examined by lawyer  Kethi Kilonzo, talked the … Read more

Busia Gang Rape Allowed to Proceed to Court Without Further Delay

JOINT PRESS RELEASE06/02/2014 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) jointly with the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) and FIDA-Kenya releases this joint press statement to update the public on progress in the Busia sexual violence matter known as the ‘Justice For Liz’ case.On Monday 3rd February 2014, the aforementioned parties met … Read more

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