While significant steps have been made to improve the responsiveness of Kenya’s legal system and establish stronger safeguards to prevent VAWG, survivors of SGBV still face significant barriers in accessing justice. This often leads to re-traumatisation and heightened risk of further violence or death.
This pillar seeks to address challenges linked to limited access to information by women and girls about their rights, difficulty in obtaining legal services, as well as financial insecurities that affects their access to legal support, leading to difficulty in navigating court systems. These conditions reduce the effectiveness of the justice systems in preventing and providing redress for victims of SGBV.
To increase access to appropriate legal redress for victims and survivors of VAWG.
- Undertake regular monitoring, research and analysis of the prevailing policy, legal and institutional contexts.
- Contribute to inclusive legal, policy and institutional reforms at County and National levels.
- Advocate for implementation of existing gender progressive laws, policies, treaties and protocols.
- Provide technical support to criminal justice actors, policy makers and other relevant duty bearers on women’s human rights and entitlements.
- Institute, enjoin and profile outcomes of strategic impact/public interest litigation cases on VAWG.
- Establish and share best practices on SGBV litigation and case management.
- Collaborate and coordinate efforts of actors engaged in facilitating access to justice for survivors of VAWG and other violations.