Nairobi 11th November, 2022
This week Ms. Roselyn Mukabana, Nairobi County, Gender Based Violence Coordinator was interviewed by visually impaired Journalist, Miss Charity Chigulu from Radio Africa. The recorded interview lasted 1 hour and produced clips on different GBV activities.
Ms. Mukabana’s story was aired as a series on Radio Jambo (97.5FM), Classic (105 FM), Kiss (100.3FM), Smooth (105.5FM) and Gukena (92.2FM).
The interview is a precursor to the 16 days of activism (25th Nov. -10th December) and also focusses on what the County has achieved towards the reduction of GBV cases in the county and some of the efforts put in place to ensure victims of GBV are provided with after care and proper counselling to help in their road to recovery.
Nairobi City County continues to sensitize women and girls on the dangers of sexual violence. Said Ms. Mukabana, “Sexual violence is the most common form of gender based violence. The cases are more common in informal settlements like Embakasi, Dagoretti, Ruaraka among others. The increasing trend of sodomy is alarming.”
Ms. Mukabana said that in a bid to reduce the sexual violence cases, Nairobi County has identified 47 public hospitals in the city among them Mama Lucy and Mbagathi hospitals, Dandora 2, kasarani and Mukuru health centers that have integrated Gender Based Violence (GBV) services, creating awareness to the community and health care workers about how to manage survivors, recovery and assist with filling complaints to the Police.
The 16 days of activism is used by governments and organizations to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.