Often, as soon as male relatives die, single or widowed Kenyan women are accused of witchcraft and killed by conspiring people who then take the land on which their victims lived.
There is a backlog of cases in the courts and the police remain ill-equipped to deal with reports or the victims of assault.
Kenyan Lady Justice Martha Koome launched a Sexual and Gender-based Violence court at the Shanzu Law Courts in Mombasa. The court will be similar to those in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia in its management and prosecution of SGBV cases.
In this week’s cartoon we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year the day is commemorated under the theme #BreaktheBias to raise awareness and fight fo a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.
Ahead of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV), a new platform brings the public closer to the stories of women who migrate, detailing how they endure multiple forms of intersecting violence.
A gender perspective to public health is essential to human rights and safety in crises situations.
Social and cultural beliefs remain an impediment to women’s continuous rise in politics across Africa. While we celebrate a notable increase in the number of women in influential political positions, the culture of violence, in its many forms if not dealt with threatens to undo this progress.
The police in Nigeria and Ghana must receive gender sensitivity training to effectively fight domestic violence.
Persuading men to participate more meaningfully in transforming gender relations is essential to shifting attitudes and behaviours linked to the “patriarchal dividend”.