The policy on Sexual and Gender-based violence was recently unveiled at Acacia hotel.
It is expected to fast track the reduction of gender abuse cases which has escalated in the county.
In partnership with KMET and Equality, the County government of Kisumu becomes the second in Kenya to unveil a comprehensive policy framework designed to eliminate sexual and gender -based violence (SGBV) at local level.
Kisumu County speaker, Hon. Elisha Jack Oraro said that the day marked the end of a journey that started long ago and that Kisumu County will be working towards a direction that is known to implement on this policy that has just been unveiled.
“Gender is wide therefore GBV is not only on women alone but also men and with this policy it will be possible to identify such cases. The policy is a step towards ensuring that Kisumu County advocates for zero tolerance to sexual and gender based violence”. He said.
The policy calls for the prioritization of SGBV responsive interventions including the allocation of sufficient financial and human resources geared towards supporting activities that will redress the violations.