Jukumu Langu:Providing solutions to Gender Based Violence

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Challenge

The greatest barrier to prevention and elimination of Gender Based Violence is the failure by communities to report gender based violence cases due to stigma, lack of information, lack of cooperation by witnesses, reluctance to handle the reported cases by stakeholders (duty bearers) and financial constraints in accessing the P3 form.

Communities in rural Baringo and Nakuru County experience Gender-based violence with far-reaching consequences and long-lasting effects on survivors, families and the community.

Gender Based Violence is rooted deeply in gender inequality; the consequences are severe, particularly for women suffering multiple vulnerabilities.

Women are primarily affected because gender based violence is condoned by customs / culture and reinforced by institutions because most rural women have limited knowledge on their rights and there is no responsive system for survivors of gender based violence.

Intervention

Faced with such challenges, Jukumu Langu project sort to increase awareness and responsiveness by the community on Gender Based Violence against women and men in Baringo and Nakuru county and consequently, increase responsiveness and coordination by stakeholders on GBV services.

Impact

Through Jukumu Langu project,we have created an active GBV network consisting of over 70 GBV champions from 8 villages, developed Capacities of stakeholders and Duty Bearers that resulted to the formation of an action plan that would be implemented for sustainability of the project and currently, they have set up reporting mechanisms in their respective jurisdictions.   There is coordination and responsiveness between duty bearers and gender based violence champions translating to closure of reporting gaps on GBV and sensitization to over 5000 people.

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  • Gachogu Muriithi
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    Greta work. It is only through constant and persistent sensitization that communities will realise that they have the power.

    • admin
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      Thank you.

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