SEXUAL OFFENCES LAW OF KENYA: THOUGHTS ON IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
The practice of beading allows Morans to qualify as “legal” boyfriends accepted by the community, sadly with the consent of the family and facilitated by mothers. Simply put: beading is a community-sanctioned, non-marital sexual relationships between Samburu men in the “warrior” age group, and young Samburu girls who according to the existing Kenyan law are not yet eligible to be married.
As revealed by the 2008/9 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, a staggering 45 per cent of women aged 15–49 have experienced either physical or sexual violence – mostly committed by their husbands or partners. Some of the causes behind the high prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) include traditional gender norms that support male superiority and entitlement, social norms that tolerate or justify violence against women, and weak community sanctions against perpetrators.
A key justification of the study is that FGM is a deeply entrenched practice and efforts to end it must include educating and enlightening all members of society to understand FGM for the harmful and destructive practice it is. Female genital mutilation violates girls’ and women’s human rights, denying them their physical and mental integrity, their right to freedom from violence, discrimination and in the most extreme cases, their lives. The study goes at length to reflect the deep-rooted inequality between the sexes.
The Coexist Initiative seeks to foster a country in which all people enjoy their fundamental freedom and rights irrespective of their race, greed and sexual orientation and are treated as equal partners in the decision making process and in creating sustainable development aimed at bettering the quality of life for all.
The Coexist Initiative was founded in October 2002 and officially registered in 2005 as a not for profit synergy of men and boys, community‐based organizations with a commitment to eliminate all forms of Gender based violence, foster the holistic respect of the rights of minority groups and champion HIV prevention in Kenya.
The Coexist Initative Annual Financial Statements 2012.
The Management Committee has the pleasure in presenting the financial statements of the organization for the year ended June 30 2011 organization for the year ended June 30, 2011.
This is a non governmental organization which envisions becoming the linchpin of best practices and excellence in the fields of gender parity, governance and child participation.
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