KU-WEE Hub holds SGBV Webinar

Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub held a webinar on 9th July, 2021 to discuss Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) as a constraint to women’s work’. The webinar brought together researchers and stakeholders from government and other organizations to discuss the impact on programmes and initiatives addressing SGBV as a constraint to Women’s Economic Empowerment, the SGBV terrain, Responsive and Preventative initiatives in Kenya, Challenges in dealing with SGBV Survivors, Shelter Homes as a Response to SGBV, as well as Experiences in Responding to SGBV and Women’s Economic empowerment.

Speakers included the study’s Principal Investigator, Prof. Grace Wamue-Ngare, Mr. Josephat Ireri from the Ministry of Public Service, Gender Affairs- State Department, Ms. Rebecca Gitau  from Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Ms. Wangechi Wachira  from the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW Kenya) and Ms. Catherine Wanjohi  from Life Bloom International.

The webinar was organized by the researchers conducting a study on Effectiveness of SGBV Mitigation and Prevention Programmes in enhancing women’s economic empowerment. The study is one of 12 studies under the Hub’s project on the initiative for what works to enhance women’s economic empowerment. It aims at generating evidence on what works to effectively respond to and prevent SGBV in communities.

The study’s expected outcome is an increase in awareness, reporting and effective action against SGBV by 30 % for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Tharaka Nithi County.

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