16Days of Activism: What are you doing to help end GBV?

One in every three women is killed in domestic violence every week. PHOTO | SHUTTERSTOCK

What you need to know:

  • Women who experience violence and abuse are more vulnerable to mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, post -traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), and suicidal ideation.
  • Ending violence against women will not be achieved by the women's rights movement alone.  It must be a collective effort that revolves around helping the victims of GBV. 
  • Speaking at the Generation Equality Forum that was held in Paris France from June 30 to July 2 this year, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Kenya’s commitment to end gender-based violence in Kenya by 2026.

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