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(PHOTOS) Kenyan activists start 16 days of activism to end Gender-Based Violence

In Summary

• Several leaders attended the event that took place at the KICC on Tuesday night.

• Passaris said that Gender-Based Violence will only end in the country if there is a participatory approach from key sectors in the government.

CanadianHhigh Commission Assistant Officer Linda Kagota, KEPSA GBV and Mental Heath sub sector board Chairperson Zuhura Odhiambo, Centre for Rights education and awareness Executive Director Wangechi Noegi and Gender, SME and KEPSA Director Eva Muraya during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination on November 23, 2021/
CanadianHhigh Commission Assistant Officer Linda Kagota, KEPSA GBV and Mental Heath sub sector board Chairperson Zuhura Odhiambo, Centre for Rights education and awareness Executive Director Wangechi Noegi and Gender, SME and KEPSA Director Eva Muraya during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination on November 23, 2021/
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Kenyan activists have started 16 days of activism to end Gender-Based Violence in the country.

UN Women Country Director Ann Mutavati speaks during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021/ CHARLENE MALWA
UN Women Country Director Ann Mutavati speaks during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021/ CHARLENE MALWA
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Several leaders attended the event that took place at the KICC on Tuesday night.

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris said during the launch of the Orange world at the KICC building.

Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris.
Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris.
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Passaris said that Gender-Based Violence will only end in the country if there is a participatory approach from key sectors in the government.

“Let’s cut that everything that gives low self-esteem character power, including the social media.”

State Department for Gender PS Colleta Suda speaks during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021.
State Department for Gender PS Colleta Suda speaks during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021.
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UN Women Country Director Ann Mutavati said that everybody should be involved in mitigating the vice in society.

Women leaders converge during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021.
Women leaders converge during the launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021.
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Head of Cooperation Kenya Counselor, Gender and Governance Anu Ala-Rantala said that GBV also exists in virtual space.

Attendees watch launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021.
Attendees watch launch of Orange the world KICC Building Illumination of Kenya's activation of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence on November 23, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA