Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

Sexual violence victims call for peaceful elections

Victims of sexual violence in the 2007/08 post-election chaos on Monday called on the government to publish and disseminate a clear code of conduct that will guide any security operations and deployments during the election period to address cases of sexual violence.

Grace Agenda’s Head Jacqueline Mutere said the government should identify potential hotspots, provide additional safeguards including ample security, lighting and hotline numbers as well as access to emergency medical care and treatment.

To read more, please visit: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2017/06/sexual-violence-victims-call-peaceful-elections/

Declare sexual violence a national disaster, survivors tell government

Survivors of sexual violence in Kenya want the government to declare the vice a national disaster.

Speaking during a press conference held at the Kenya Comfort Hotel in Nairobi, the survivors said sexual violence has become the single most cruel and steadily growing crime in Kenya.

Its magnitude, they argued, is large with its socio-economic consequences threatening to tear families and communities apart.

To read more, please visit: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/06/28/declare-sexual-violence-a-national-disaster-survivors-tell-government_c1586926