Breaking the cycle of gender violence

 
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$36,471
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Rape Cases On The Rise In Kenya

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of RAPE CASES ON THE RISE IN KENYA Rape cases have been reportely found happening in kenya at a very high and alarming rate,I guess this is why the number of children who are sexually abused in Kenya is very big and worrying.The government has tried it's level best to stop this rice but it as if the warning is landing on deaf years,thus this victims go to jail and after some period of time they are back out again with their usual deeds. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sexually abused, worrying, rise, kenya, &

Circumcision

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of circumcision In my community circumcision is a custom and a cultural practice done after every one year. Those who accept the practice the area and even town. As they are walked in the area, the initiates are always told to dance, while singing and playing some traditional and their bodies smeared with clay. Some go to hospital as a second option. The man hid under the bed as the people tried to force the door open. Just then an idea struck the mans wife. She was boiling some water and so she took and poured to the girl and police were called for help. Some people were furious over the whole incidence and as just they were coming to beat up this woman the police came in to intervene. The man was later circumcised at the hospital but thanks to the wife who helped him. Read more.
Related to project keywords: intervene, cultural, woman, thanks, beat
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Organization

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE, Kenya

Project Leader

Stella Amojong

Program Coordinator
ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY, Kenya

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