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Talking About Violence Against  Women

Talking About Violence Against Women

Being seen (and treated) as inferior, weak, less intelligent than male, a sex object and, in fact, as everything opposite the male, the discriminatory perception and maltreatment of women can itself be a bitter traumatic experience for the female gender. Justifying such perception with the violent treatment of women, and ...
ICC Prosecutor’s Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

ICC Prosecutor’s Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the occasion of this year’s Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I join the calls for a world free of violence against women and children. Women and girls around the world continue to be the victims of unspeakable crimes, from sexual and gender-based violence to harassment, human ...
Gender inequality and Gender-based Violence

Gender inequality and Gender-based Violence

While we fight against gender inequality and gender-based violence, many around the world have decided to leave no stone unturned in creating a gender-balanced society. Kata Kata Village is not an exception. A glimpse at the conversations amongst some members of the village tells you how important the subject has ...
Say No To Gender-Based Violence!

Say No To Gender-Based Violence!

Discrimination against women and girls is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. Just like elsewhere in the world, women and girls in Africa had gone through thick and thin due to gender inequality on the continent. And the menace is hardly far from being eradicated in modern ...
Kata Kata Village Fights Against Gender-Based Violence.

Kata Kata Village Fights Against Gender-Based Violence.

Gender-based violence, which is violence directed against a person as a result of their gender is a serious, yet often neglected human right violation. We cannot talk about gender-based violence without first going back to gender inequality, because gender violence is deeply rooted in gender inequality, which offers the “reality” ...
ICC Prosecutor’s Statement on the voluntary surrender of Paul Gicheru to the Court

ICC Prosecutor’s Statement on the voluntary surrender of Paul Gicheru to the Court

I welcome the news of Mr Paul Gicheru’s voluntary surrender and transfer to the custody of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”). On the 9th of February 2015, my Office requested the judges of the Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber II to issue a warrant of arrest for Mr Gicheru, ...