Its been long but I hope you are doing fine.
It hasn't been easy to woo victims of domestic violence to come from their cocoons of silence. Last month, we hosted a partnership meeting with Be the Man!, a program that targets men around Eldoret and encourage them to spearhead the campaign against domestic violence.
The idea is to incorporate the support of men in identifying gender-based violence as an impediment to women development. GEMINI will be participating in a one-week training that will bring together grassroots organizations, the provincial administration, religious leaders and other stakeholders in identifying and addressing violence.
"Gender-based violence is one of the hardest issues to tackle because nobody realizes its happening if the victims do not step forward and report," said Inspector Joel Mmbwana, one of the key speakers during the training. "We need to increase discussion and encourage more women to step forward and report."
GEMINI hopes to reach more women, especially in rural areas and educate them on the new statutes enshrined in the constitution that was recently passed.
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