Kituo Cha Sheria’s Executive Director Dr. Annette Mbogoh was hosted on Kenya’s KTN News TV station on 28th May 2020 for a television show from 7.30PM to 9.00PM. The Executive Director joined a panel on the show which included Prof. Margaret Kobia, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Youth (Kenya); Jean Kamitare, Programme Director- Urgent Action Fund Africa (Uganda) and Ms. Wanjiru Kamanda, Deputy Executive Director- FIDA-Kenya who were hosted on the FrontRow show on KTN Kenya by Ms. Sharon Momanyi.
KTN News is a leading 24-hour TV channel in Eastern Africa with its headquarters located along Mombasa Road, Nairobi at Standard Group Centre. It is the most authoritative news channel in Kenya and beyond. The TV show panel discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Gender Based Violence- the discussion specifically focused on prevention, response and protection to Gender Based Violence during this Coronavirus pandemic.
The panel noted that measures deemed necessary to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease are not only increasing GBV-related risks and violence against women and girls, but also limiting survivors’ ability to distance themselves from their abusers as well as reducing their ability to access external support. The TV show was undertaken through the Inter-Agency Dialogue on Human Rights Violations activity under the EU Imarisha Haki Project.