Hon. Aisha Jumwa, the CS for Ministry of Gender, today met with the Mombasa county governor, H.E Abdulswamad Sharrif Nassir where they had a conversation centered on areas of collaboration including prevention and response to Gender Based Violence.

Partnership with county governments would be very fundamental in preventing, protecting and helping reduce cases of gender based violence. As H.E President Ruto promised, protecting the vulnerable in the country is a major priority for his government.

The Ministry together with the county governments can liaise by:

  1. Creating Awareness.

In partnership, the Ministry of Gender and the counties can help create awareness to the citizens by educating the masses on recognizing the signs of abuse and gender based violence and campaigns aimed at helping eradicate the cultural ways that enable GBV in the community.

  • Support and Protection of GBV victims.

With the assistance and support of the county governments, the Ministry would be able to provide safe houses and protection services for the victims.

Together, they can establish safe spaces and support centers where victims of GBV can seek help, including medical care, counseling, and legal assistance. These services can be more accessible at the county level.

  • Training for First Responders:

 By training police, healthcare workers, and social workers at the county level, they can better respond to GBV cases, making victims feel more supported. The Ministry of Gender, Culture, the Arts and Heritage is committed to building partnerships with County governments to achieve the mandate of the ministry.