Kituo took an active role in the 16 days of activism campaign running from the 25th of November to 10th of December 2016.
The theme announcement for the 16 days of activism was: “Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls” Kituo created awareness by engaging the public to take action and participate at whatever level you can to appreciate and acknowledge survivors of sexual gender based violence (SGBV).
Colossal awareness was created was raised during this period though our Haki blog featuring informative articles about Sexual Gender Based Violence.
Kituo also shared two videos on rape featuring an explanation on rape and going though different excuses on rape. Kituo challenged the public to watch the two clips dubbed #takeastand and “let’s set the record straight” by giving their comments about the lessons they have learnt from the video, and how we can reach them to promote and live in a world that is free from SGBV.
International day for Persons living with Disabilities
Kituo converged together with persons living with disabilities on the 9thof December at Mukuru Kwa Njenga to celebrate the international day for person with disabilities. The activity brought together over 200 participants comprising adults, children and persons with disabilities drawn within the slum settlements of Mukuru.
Kituo worked towards ‘Achieving Goal 17 for the Future we want’ which was this year’s theme by creating awareness on the goal 17 which talks of inclusivity of the disadvantaged people in the society as a way of achieving the millennium development goals.
To initiate discussions on the possibility of a coordinated campaign for inclusion as means of achieving goal 17, Kituo thought it wise to build on the participants’ expertise in the field of the disability and equip the disabled with additional strategies and relationships to position disabled involvement in any matters of governance.
Kituo also sought to explore possibilities for the development of countrywide campaign to end stigmatization of the persons living with disabilities.
Candle light Dinner with Survivors of S.G.B.V
The 14th of December marked the conclusion of the 16 days of activism for Kituo Cha Sheria. On this day Kituo had an evening Candle light dinner for SGBV Survivors at Amber hotel Nairobi, a ceremony that symbolizes continuity of life and a sign of hope for the Survivors.
The theme for this day was to acknowledge the suffering and re-ignite the hope. The event brought together guests and other stakeholders including Hon.Esther Passaris, Jaqueline Mutere-Founder and CEO of Grace Agenda, Kwamchetsi Makokha-Journalists for Justice, Nelly Warega-ICJ, Shatikha Shivusia-Commissioner KNCHR who appreciated and showed their immense support to SGBV survivors.