Daily Archives: July 20, 2016

Victims of post-election violence return to court for hearing – by Journalists for Justice

Hearings in a case filed by eight survivors of police rape, gang-rape and forcible male circumcision by civilians during the post-2007 election violence resume at the High Court in Nairobi today.

Several expert witnesses have taken the stand. Today former executive director of Coalition on Violence Against Women, Saida Ali, will take the witness stand.

– See more at: http://www.jfjustice.net/en/victims-voices/victims-of-post-election-violence-return-to-court-for-hearing#sthash.ZoR0DIhe.dpuf

We carry scars that won’t heal, say survivors of PEV sexual abuse by Joyce J. Wangui

Dozens of women raped during the post-election violence still need counseling nine years on.

To date, few of the survivors have received the comprehensive psycho social support required to put back their lives together. “Our lives are still at a standstill,” Clarisse Akinyi, a survivor of rape in Mathare slums told JFJustice. Akinyi was among 50 survivors in court last week during the hearing of a case filed by eight sexual violence survivors.

– See more at: http://www.jfjustice.net/en/victims-voices/we-carry-scars-that-wona-t-heal-say-pev-sexual-violence-survivors#sthash.kaMlWfwU.dpuf