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For the second year in a row, University of Kabianga Directorate of Gender and Development in collaboration with the other Stakeholders in Kericho County held a campaign walk on Friday 25th November, 2022 as a way to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.

The walk was flagged off at the University of Kabianga Main Campus by the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Wilson Kipng’eno and saw participants (adorned in orange T-shirts) walk to Kericho Town with stop overs at Kabianga Market, Premier Junction, Kapsuser Market, County Commissioners office (Kericho) and finally at Moi Gardens Kericho to listen to speeches from the different stakeholders (Rotary club (Kericho), Kenya Red Cross Society. Embassy Crystal, Siloam Hospital, James Finlay, Eketera, Brighter Communities Worldwide, Samoei Community Network, Imarisha Sacco, Stanbic bank, Transform Us Kenya Kericho, Kenya Police and Gender Desk, Kericho County Government, Kericho County Assembly, County commissioners’ office and State Department of Gender.

In his speech the VC encouraged everybody to get involved and fight gender-based violence in their own capacities. “All are called to empower survivors, prevent violence against women and girls, and protect women’s rights” he said.

On their side, the stakeholders noted that GBV is a security issue particularly for women and children, requiring urgent attention for the advancement of peace, security and sustainable development in the region.

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “Elimination of Violence Against the Vulnerable in the Society for a Peaceful Co-existence”

This annual International campaign kicks off on 25th November [the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women] and runs until 10 December [Human Rights Day]. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

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