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.