KEEPING THE PROMISE GBV CAMPAIGN

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admin posted this 13 October 2014

The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) is a constitutional commission which was established pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, to promote the principles of gender equality and freedom from discrimination. In line with this, one of its key functions is to act as a principle organ of the state in ensuring compliance with all treaties and conventions ratified by Kenya relating to issues of equality and freedom from discrimination and relating to special interest groups including minority and marginalized group, women, youth, children, the elderly, and persons with disability.

The Commission notes with concern the continued escalation of GBV in the country. This calls for strategic and decisive prevention and response measures by all stakeholders. Awareness and recognition of GBV as a national challenge can only be achieved through targeted and spirited consciousness building initiatives. Pursuant to this, NGEC (main convenor) together with the National Gender-Based Violence Sub-cluster Working Group is planning to roll out a 3 year National GBV Campaign ‘Keeping the promise’ and whose theme is ‘Prevent GBV, Protect survivors and Respond’. The campaign will seek to address GBV issues and hold relevant sectors accountable in regards to provision of GBV services. The ultimate goal will be a reduction of GBV through development and implementation of effective and efficient preventive and responsive strategies guided by the national laws, regional and international human rights instruments.

The national campaign seeks to provoke and sustain a transformative shift in perceptions towards GBV from a culture of tolerance and normalization to a new orientation that affirms accountability and sustainable remedies. The platform created through the campaign will explore opportunities for strengthening GBV prevention and response strategies through emerging policy and legislative frameworks and institutions. There is need to interrogate the capacity of various actors to effectively deal with GBV in all its manifestations and align practices with viable strategies and transformative goals. The campaign provides an opportune avenue for sifting through various recommendations and resolutions on GBV.

Campaign Objectives

  • To strengthen action and accountability by state and non- state actors on their mandate in relation to GBV work;
  • To strengthen implementation of the various policies and legislations on GBV in Kenya through dissemination and awareness creation;
  • To assess existing policy, legal and service delivery infrastructure for the prevention and response to GBV in emergencies;

Tentative tag line is ‘keeping the promise in ending GBV’. This is still up for discussion. Kindly share with us any suggestions on the tagline.

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Last edited 20 November 2014

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admin posted this 07 November 2014

Proposed tag lines so far......'I can, you can, we can end GBV' or.....'Ahadi ni deni, komesha dhuluma za kijinsia'.....Lets vote on the tag line for our National Keeping the Promise to End GBV Campaign.

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cheche2050@yahoo.com posted this 10 November 2014

I Vote for 'I can,you can,we can end GBV'

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Stephanie Mutindi posted this 10 November 2014

I also concur and vote 'I can, you can, we can end GBV'.

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John Munene posted this 10 November 2014

'I can, you can, we can end GBV' sounds good for the campaign.But for the mwananchi the Swahili translation would resonate better

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GIDEON M. NDETI posted this 10 November 2014

'Ahadi ni deni, komesha dhuluma za kijinsia' i vote the swahili version since its Easy to identify with majority of Kenyans

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gathoniroseann@yahoo.com posted this 11 November 2014

'i can, you can, we can end GBV' I agree

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Esther posted this 11 November 2014

I vote for 'I can, you can, we can end GBV'. Its sounds inclusive of everyone.

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Anisia posted this 11 November 2014

'Ahadi ni deni, komesha dhuluma za kijinsia' i vote the swahili version since its Easy to identify with majority of Kenyans

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Stephanie Mutindi posted this 11 November 2014

We could translate the I CAN YOU CAN WE CAN END GBV to swahili version 'NINAWEZA,UNAWEZA,PAMOJA TUTAWEZA KOMESHA DHULUMA ZA KIJINSIA' ...just an idea what do you think?

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Geoffrey Odhiambo posted this 11 November 2014

I also vote for "I can, you can, we can end GBV". But to reach a majority of Kenyans, perhaps a swahili version as proposed by Stephanie above would suffice.

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GIDEON M. NDETI posted this 12 November 2014

The swahili translation is too long and not easy to recall as suggested by Stephanie

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shanodera@yahoo.com posted this 12 November 2014

I vote for the English version, "I Can, You Can, We Can end GBV". It sounds catchy and good for advocacy!

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Anne Mary Okutoyi posted this 12 November 2014

'i can, you can, we can end GBV'

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Sharon Gitonga posted this 12 November 2014

I vote for "I can, you can, we can end GBV"

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Betty Chege posted this 12 November 2014

'I can, you can, we can end GBV

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Joy Keyonzo posted this 17 November 2014

I vote for " I can, you can, we can end GBV" sounds better in English.

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mwanziamagdaline@yahoo.com posted this 17 November 2014

Even if its the minority, I vote for Ahadi ni Deni since it resonates better with 'Keeping the promise' campaigh name

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Ajema posted this 18 November 2014

Together we can end GBV

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SUSAN ODUOR posted this 20 November 2014

I can, you can, we can end GBV


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