Gender Based Violence ALARM

Youth Education Network
Posted November 24, 2020 from Kenya

in our country, GBV has increased due to Covid-19 Many people are now jobless and the economy has kept falling making it difficult for families to survive. Cases of women beaten by their husbands are on the increase. A man wants to hear no requests of money from the wife, Instead she is beaten and asked to look for the money herself. Many women are forced to abandon their children at home alone in an effort to look for jobs to earn the basic needs. The girl children are manipulated into sexual relationship to be able to earn  basics like sanitary towels and food. Some of the girls are victims of rape and incest in the community. 

This story was submitted in response to Sharing Solutions: Ending GBV.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

Hello there,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm sorry to hear this about your country, dear.

Do you have a NGO or are you working to combat some of these challenges directly? I'm looking forward to hearing more about what you're passionate about and what you do for the Youth Education Network.

Thanks for sharing and raising awareness on these challenges.

Beth Lacey
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

Welcome to World Pulse. Such a tragic situation. I hope you can stay strong

SADRAG
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

A sad account of reality.

May the Youth Power strengthen each moment to fight and claim women's entitlements and rights from those who are not bothered about it at all . It includes the state the govt. and the people themselves.

Best
mala

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Hello, Youth Education Network,

Welcome to World Pulse! We're happy you are joining our growing sisterhood.

How tragic it is that husbands can easily inflict pain on their wives. This is a crime! I hope there is a universal law that a woman can leave her husband the moment abuse is present. One incident of abuse is traumatic enough, not just for the wife, but also the children. Should we allow this to be a recurring issue?

Thank you for raising your voice against GBV. We stand with you!

Nini Mappo
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Hello,
Welcome to World Pulse. Indeed the situation there is very concerning and infuriating, and systems that could be a lifeline are quite broken. It is a continuing tragedy for the children, women and girls and we can only help where we can, and hope for better days.

rebecca.tang
Nov 30, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

It's really horrible to hear this. Please try to find NGO to assist if possible. Stay Strong!
May Almighty God bless you!

Youth Education Network
Nov 30, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

Thanks Rebecca, for feeling sorry for these women. We as an NGO do provide counseling for harassed wives, and abused girls. We go further to advise them on taking legal action against the victims. This we have done for several years. For the last two months we have conducted workshops for school girls that have become victims of teenage pregnancies as a result of No going to School because of the Pandemic. We empower them with reproductive health and where we can afford we provide them with Sanitary Towels because some of them are too poor to afford.

Paulina Nayra
Jan 27
Jan 27

Very sad that this is the situation in many communities. And this should alarm government, the media, church, educational institutions to do something to end gender-based violence. How’s your group? What activities are you undertaking so far?
Thank you for posting this alarm. Hope to read you again. What’s your name?
Huggs.

ikirimat
Mar 14
Mar 14

Oh what COVID has done....it has put our lives upside down. But together we shall come alive again.

otahelp
Apr 22
Apr 22

Hi sister, thank you for adding your voice to this global issue that has continued to increase especially with the COVID 19 pandemic. we will continue to work together to put an end to this issue