Kisumu Girls Empowered On How To Handle SGBV
An NGO within Nyalenda, Kisumu County on Monday commemorated the International Day of The Girl Child by empowering young girls to know their rights.
Nyalenda Young Turks Organization in Partnership with FIDA Kisumu empowered young girls on issues regarding Sexual and Gender Based Violence, their rights and how to overcome challenges.
The event dubbed Digital Generation was attended by hundreds of girls aged 10 and above.
FIDA Kisumu Branch Lawyer Dennis Otieno Owuor told Ghetto Radio that they held the event to enable them explain to the girls the roles of FIDA Kenya, and to impact more knowledge on how to report an SGVB case.
“We came here to teach the girls on their rights, tell them what FIDA does and on ways to report problems they face within slums. We gave out flyers and gift hampers,” said Owuor.
“Basically it was a day for impacting knowledge, sharing information and educating the girls on their menstrual cycles,” Said Dennis.
Those who attended the event took home gift hampers which contained books and other school materials.
“Men, FIDA was not created to discriminate you, but it was formed to solve family issues through mediation, and unite back separated families. We handle many cases including rape,” he added.
Nyalenda Young Turks female reproductive health director Nancy Akinyi expressed happiness at the success of the event.
“Am very happy today because first, it’s our day. Secondly my expectations were met; the rights of women were recognized where those present were taught and still will ensure those who did not attend get the same information. I know they will uphold their rights and fight for what belongs to them in the community. Am also pleased with the turn out,” Nancy said.
Nancy urged the empowered girls to hold high their self-value, to escape pregnancies.
VIDEO OF THE DAY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brBc-pIgLPg