By Matilda Atieno
The county government in partnership with Physicians for Human Rights – Kenya (PHR-K) affirmed the commitment to end impunity for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) by increasing survivors’ access to critical medical care.
The UN Women paid a courtesy call to Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o on November 8, 2022. The County Officer in charge of Gender, Madam Adah Omedi, witnessed the meeting. UN Women representatives Silvya Wasike, Christine Okeno, was also accompanied by-Mirian Bulbarelli of Ilalian Embassy, Nelly Warega of OHCHR and Betty Okero of CSO Network.
PHR Kenya is one of the UN Women agencies supporting the county Government of Kisumu through the directorate of Gender to fulfill its mandate on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
Through the support from UN Women and PHR-K, Kisumu County has for the past two years engaged in different interventions aimed at addressing Sexual, and Gender-Based Violence. The interventions include coordination, sensitization, and advocacy efforts that aim to ensure that all actors are engaged and working towards addressing SGBV in Kisumu.
UN Women has invested in strengthening protection systems that address gender-based violence and that help empower and the promotion of life skills. The Governor concluded by retaliating the County’s commitment to providing support to ensure a conducive environment for the partners.