UoN urged to com­bat sex­ual, gen­der vi­o­lence

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

The Na­tional Gen­der and Equal­ity Com­mis­sion has urged uni­ver­si­ties to ad­dress sex­ual and gen­der vi­o­lence. NGEC act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Kuria said the com­mis­sion has de­vel­oped stud­ies to determine the eco­nomic costs of the SGBV from the sur­vivors per­spec­tive. He spoke af­ter a three-day public pol­icy con­fer­ence to ad­dress sex­ual and gen­der-based vi­o­lence at the Univer­sity of Nairobi. Kuria said more re­sources should be al­lo­cated to re­spond to SGBV and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of first-time of­fend­ers. “Uni­ver­si­ties should pur­sue in­no­va­tive strate­gies through ICT to de­tect and pre­vent SGBV in uni­ver­si­ties,” he said.

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