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Day 11: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Preventing intimate partner violence by building skills Intimate partner violence is a global health concern and a human rights violation. Intimate partner violence prevention programs have the potential to significantly improve gender-power relations in communities...

Day 10: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Sexual Violence and Conflicts Sexual Violence refers to forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage and any other form of forced sexual action. Conflict-related sexual violence committed by armed groups or forces...

Day 9: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Alcohol and intimate partner violence Alcohol use in male plays an important role in the occurrence of intimate partner violence. Studies indicate 60% of these aggressive incidents occur within 2 hours of the perpetrators' consumption of alcohol. Self-determination...

Day 8: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

The link between child maltreatment and intimate partner violence Domestic violence is defined as all violence and abuse occurring in close personal relationships which can either be directly and indirectly affecting parents and the children respectively. Research...

Day 7: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Violence against women and economic development Violence against Women not only affects their personal development but that of their entire nation since it often results in death, disability, post-traumatic stress and sexually transmitted infections. With all these...

Day 6: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Violence against women and MDGs Studies show that one in every five women is or has experienced some form of violence with some cases leading to injuries or even death which makes it a major threat to overall development of any country. During Millennium Declaration...

Day 5: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Violence against women and HIV Intimate partner violence in relationships prevent a woman’s ability to negotiate condom use and protect herself resulting in transmission of HIV. Early marriages greatly contribute to most of these cases. Cultural practices that...

DAY 4: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Violence against women and well-being of children Studies show that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year. 95% of domestic violence cases involve women victims of male partners. Violence against women and...

Day 3: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Violence against women and health Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the World Health Organization and the...

Day 2: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Violence against women is predictable and preventable Gender-based violence (GBV) impacts the mental health of women and girls. In Kenya, we are privileged to have elected Women Representative and it’s important for them to understand that they are not just...

Day 1: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner Over 40% of married women in Kenya have reported being victims of either domestic violence or sexual abuse. According to the Journal for Social Science and Medicine, this gender based violence constitutes any...