Protect the vulnerable against violations, take care of victims

It is time we devised a comprehensive strategy of protecting the vulnerable against such violations and take good care of the victims. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Sexual violence, which especially targets women and girls, and sometimes boys, must be dealt with at all fronts.

  • And the fight must go hand in hand with placing victims at the centre of it — the healing, protection and seamless reintegration into the society to ensure that after the trauma, they will lead a normal life.

  • It is the duty of the leaders to guarantee the welfare of such women, children and men.

A couple of weeks ago, Agnes Odhiambo, a senior researcher on women’s rights and advocate at the Human Rights Watch, reported the death of a woman as a result of rape and torture by a group of men during the 2007 post-election violence.

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