Nakuru County government in collaboration with other Civil Society and Community Based Organizations on Monday joined together in marking the end of 16 days of Activism with message of ending gender based violence against Women and girls taking centre stage.
Speaking during the event at the free area grounds in Nakuru, The Director Gender and Culture County Government of Nakuru Mrs. Alice Gekonda called for a collective responsibility in ensuring that the vise is eliminated in the society.
She noted that already clusters have been formed in all the sub counties to ensure that cases of Gender Based Violence are reported on time and justice served.
The director also revealed that Nakuru county government will have a GBV rescue centre soon as a land had already been identified in Molo on the same.
“We all have a responsibility to ensure the elimination of GBV cases in our society through reporting the cases for action and right now we have clusters that are working. We also through Molo cluster identified land to put up a rescue centre” she said.
She called on the county Assembly of Nakuru to speed up with a policy that had been introduced in the previous house on the issues of Gender Based Violence.
While reiterating the need to report cases of GBV, she noted that if the policy sails through then the county will be on the right path in addressing the gender BASED Violence cases.
“We have a policy that we started last year with the previous assembly and we hope this current assembly will work on it. We also want to call on the society to help in reporting these cases so that we can succeed in the fight against Gender Based Violence” she said.
Nominated MCA Rachael Maru who attended the ceremony said she is optimistic the
County Assembly of Nakuru will come up with policies that will help in addressing the issue of GBV.
“As a county assembly I am sure we will come up with policy that will address the issue of GBV cases in our society” she said.
The 16 days of activism on elimination of Gender Based Violence began on 25th of November and ended on 10th December.
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