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Baringo leaders: Its Time To Stop GBV

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GBV is a common narrative, even though it seems as though it is not. Leaders from Baringo county now have come together.

Where they have started the fight against   Gender-Based Violence in the county. This comes after continuous cases of cases that go away unnoticed.

According to the leaders they say that there have been several cases taking place occasionally in both men and women. Where due to the cultural beliefs they don’t report them

Where victims prefer to die in silence as they fear stigmatization. While speaking during the ongoing awareness campaign which is expected to go for two weeks.

The main agender here is the fight against GBV. As well as, sexual violence, rape (defilement), sodomy and also Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). They are also common in the county. The campaign kicked off at Kabel trading centre.

Leaders in the region are calling for combined efforts to ensure that there are no such things taking place.

It is a no to GBV

The leaders who are in the front line to curb this challenge are Marigat Sub County Administrator Hellen Juma. As well as Muchongoi Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Nduirangu. Just to mention a few leaders who are condemning these crimes.

Where they have said some of the cultural practices are out of time. These leaders also gave an appeal to the residents asking them to embrace education and modern living.

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Kihumo Kia Wega

Additionally, the leaders gave some of the sexual offences crimes, where the number of men involved goes through this increases each day.

But many of them tend to remain silent and this comes with massive effects. Where they end up committing suicide due to the fear of living with stigma and trauma from the community.

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Though according to reports about 85% of women and girls undergo various categories of violence.  Where most cases are never reported. This is due to the lack of service providers and also stigmatization.

Some of the violence has led to lifetime injuries and psychological trauma.

Leaders from the region are appealing to stakeholders to observe the causes of the rise of violence not only against women but also men.

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