Gender-based violence is an issue that extends beyond its direct impact on women and girls, affecting families and communities at large. Addressing this societal menace requires a comprehensive approach involving both men and women as integral stakeholders. These sentiments were shared and echoed by leaders from Nandi County and other stakeholders led by the Deputy Governor of Nandi Dr. Yulita Cheruyoit at Koitaleel Samoei University College on the culmination of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
The participants reaffirmed their collective commitment to advocate for gender equality and ensure the full protection and respect of rights for everyone.
inclusivity is key in addressing the far-reaching consequences of gender-based violence. Engaging both men and women as key contributors is essential in creating a lasting impact. The aim of involving men in the dialogue is to challenge harmful stereotypes, promote positive masculinity, and encourage them to play a pivotal role as allies in the fight against gender-based violence.
The commitment to ending gender-based violence goes beyond awareness campaigns, extending into ongoing initiatives encompassing education, policy advocacy, and community involvement. It is understood that fostering a safe and inclusive environment requires challenging entrenched attitudes, cultivating empathy, and facilitating open dialogue.
Through collective actions and collaboration, it is aspired that there shall be societal transformation where every individual’s rights and dignity are acknowledged, fully respected, and protected. This ongoing dedication reflects the belief in creating a community that stands united against gender-based violence and actively promotes a culture of equality and justice.