NATIONAL COMMISSION ON GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT. GBV)Framework on Response and Prevention in Kenya Regina G. Mwatha ( Ph.D ). The National Commission On Gender and Development. Established the Gender Commission Under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development
In 2000, the Government of Kenya developed the National Gender and Development Policy which formed the framework for addressing several critical areas including
Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods
Political Participation and Decision Making
Education and Training
Health and Population
Policy Implementation Framework and Resource Mobilization
The Vision 2030 explicitly acknowledges that cases of GBV- cases of assault and battery, as well as rape and/or attempted rape, are on the increase.
The Vision 2030 document lays out various strategies to reduce gender disparities and address vulnerabilities: These are:
Reducing gender based violence
Providing financial support to women to raise their incomes and reduce the gap in estimated earned incomes between men and women;
Areas Addressed by the GBV Framework women and girls in Kenya, interventions must take place at four levels
Support Systems and Service (Capacity Building)
Legislative and Policy Reform
Established community structures that are GBV responsive from grassroots level
Increased awareness on GBV prevention and response at the community and community-based institutions
Strengthened Behavior change programs addressing GBV
Increased male engagement/ participation in GBV prevention and response at community level
Establish and strengthen networking and coordination of GBV prevention and response at community level by developing a coordination framework
Community members, including organized cultural structures and leadership, equipped with knowledge on human rights, gender equality, gender based violence and redress mechanisms
Law enforcement agencies and health providers equipped with knowledge on human rights, gender equality, gender based violence and redress mechanisms
Victim/survivors of gender based violence are empowered to speak out on the violations and demand their rights
One-stop facilities for gender based violence case management established across the nation, adequately equipped and made accessible to victims/survivors.
Comprehensive referral structures/ mechanisms put in place.
Gender based violence rescue shelters across the country established and operational.
Perpetrator of gender based violence rehabilitated
Rehabilitations programmes for perpetrators of gender based violence established and recognized by the Law
Out law Customary practices that entrench and promote gender based violence.
Specific legislation against gender based violence in line with international instruments such as CEDAW, CRC, African Charter, enacted
Policies against any form of gender based violence in the workplace including all Government Ministries developed and implemented.
The Family Protection Bill, Marriage, Bill, Matrimonial Property Bill, Equal Opportunities Bill, Counselors, Psychologists and Psychotherapists Bill republished.