Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been a longstanding practice in the African history. Although illegal, a recent expose has revealed the ancient act is still being undertaken over misguided beliefs .However, very soon cases of FGM will be a thing of the past with the resilient spirit of stakeholders fight against the practice
ActionAid Kenya in partnership with the Anti- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Board under the state department of planning in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning has organized a National Anti-FGM Forum which will be held in Embu County on 19th Nov 2015 in Kitololoni catholic mission in Makima.
Gunmen from a terrorist group stormed a university in Kenya on Thursday 2nd April, 2015. At least 152 people were killed in what is the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the United States of America Embassy bombing in 1998. HSM-Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Nairobi, Kenya, ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) launched the Ending Violence against Women and Girls in urban places programme. The programme which is funded by DFID is centered on ending all forms of violence and discrimination against girls and women and making cities safer places for all. It will benefit close to 20,000 women and girls in Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, and Zimbabwe.
8 October – Violence against children in or around schools must not be tolerated.
An estimated 246 million girls and boys suffer from school-related violence every year.Girls and boys may be harassed and abused on their way to school and at school. Far from being a safe space for learning, in many countries around the world, school can be a place of danger, where children experience acts of bullying, corporal punishment, sexual or verbal harassment, non-consensual touching, rape and assault.
We the members of the National Women’s Steering Committee-NWSC would like to express our concern at the manner in which the Chief registrar of the Judiciary Ms. Gladys Shollei has been suspended due to the allegations leveled against her.
It is close to a month now, and the ethnic violence acts in Tana River County do not seem to come to a halt. 112 Kenyans have lost their lives, children have been orphaned, houses have been torched to ashes and livestock slashed away.