As the world shifted to focus to the 16 days of activism on Gender-Based Violence, so did we. In December, we hosted three Tweeter Chats whose goal was to create high-impact communication to give maximum visibility to GBV in various forms such as Female Genital Mutilation and unpaid care. Through the initiatives, we received extensive coverage and even trended on Twitter.
It was in the same spirit that we further engaged other women at web campaign partners in East Africa for diverse online sensitization campaigns to tackle online harassment under the hashtags #SafeSpacesEA and #SafeSpacesKE.
Despite the existence of laws and policies against GBV, many cases still go unreported. For those that are reported, survivors encounter numerous challenges in getting justice.
This is what AMWIK focused on in a webinar in partnership with Urgent Action Fund -Africa in the commemoration of the 16 days of activism on GBV. The chilling accounts by a survivor set the tone for the event which was also graced by Nairobi County Women Representative, Hon. Esther Passaris, who gave her commitment to supporting AMWIK in its efforts to curb the vice.