Gender Based Violence programmes
- Launch of the GOK/UN Joint Program on Gender Based Violence (JP-GBV)
The Government, through the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the UN launched a four year GOK/UN joint Programme on prevention and response to gender Based Violence. The programme is anchored on five pillars of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Programming and Partnerships that are interlinked and underpinned by strong coordination, communication, advocacy, innovation, leveraging on ICT and policy dialogue at national and county levels.
- Gender Based Violence Help lines:
The Government in partnership with non-state actors is supporting various toll free help lines to respond to and ensure appropriate referrals for survivors/victims of GBV. These are;
- The National GBV helpline 1195,
- Police helpline 999/112,
- Childline Kenya helpline 116,
- UWIANO SMS Platform 10,
- Kimbilio GBV helpline 1193,
- LVCT one 2 one youth helpline 1190 and
- FIDA SMS platform 21661.
- Launch and implementation of the Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) on UNSCR 1325:
The Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) on UNSCR 1325 provides a framework for implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
- Launch of Kilifi Gender Based Violence Recovery Centre on 1st July 2016.
The County was identified as one of the hotspot regions in GBV prevalence. It is rated the County with the highest prevalence on Gender Based Violence in the country by the KDHS (2014) report. The State Department of Gender Affairs (SDGA) in collaboration with the Kilifi County Referral Hospital and UNFPA identified an underutilized Hospital Building which was officially donated to host a GBVRC. The building was refurbished through the financial support of UNFPA at a total cost of Kshs. 1.5M. The SDGA contributed assorted supplies for the Centre which included: plastic basins, plastic buckets, beddings, towels, sandals, toiletries, toys etc worth Kshs. 1M. The County Hospital donated hospital beds, chairs, a Television Set and other necessary equipment for the Centre. The Center, based at the Kilifi Level 4 hospital, was officially opened by the then Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Mrs. Sicily Kariuki