Breaking the cycle of gender violence

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)
Aug 22, 2008

Its still NOT right to beat a woman!

Hi,

Hope you are all doing great!!

Mid this year we carried a campaign to sensitize the community about domestic violence.

During the one-month campaign, we learnt that men still consider battering their wives as a normal practice, never mind laws outlawing domestic violence.

Some of the men said a husband who does not beat his wife cannot be considered for a leadership position in the community!

And the women still believe that men have a right to clobber them. Some women even reported that they had asked their spouses to beat them!!

Between august and December we will be sharing with you profiles of women who have overcome violence as well as stories of women who are still shackled by this archaic practice.

Enjoy reading and keep your feedback (and support!!) flowing in.


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Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Location: ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE - Kenya
Project Leader:
Stella Amojong
Program Coordinator
ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY, Kenya

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