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A section of participants follow proceedings during the celebrations to mark 16 days of Gender Based Violence sensitization campaign.

Plans in place to curb gender based violence

By Alfred Kimosop.

A raft of measures has been outlined to curb alarming cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) rampant in some communities in Baringo.
Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony while presiding over the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence noted that Government is committed to advancing human rights and curbing gender based violence.
He noted that the 16 days of activism is a cornerstone that would bring a global attention to violence and broad ranging discrimination against women and girls.
Chepkwony said the path towards eliminating the vice remains imminent.
‘‘Increasing gender equality leads to stronger societies and reduced conflict. Governments, social actors and politicians need to be representative and effective to end gender based violence,’’ said the Deputy Governor.
Baringo County Commissioner Peter Okwanyo decried rampant cases of retrogressive cultures which contribute to gender based violence.
He said inadequate education is to blame such cases of gender based violence in Tiaty and some parts in Baringo South constituency.

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