Sexual violence continues to rise amidst post-election clashes in Kenya. The Nairobi Women's hospital, one of the country�s leading treatment centers for rape and sexual violence, has noted that the number of rape cases have doubled since the beginning of the month, reports BBC News.
Healthcare workers had previously warned that women and children were being targeted within days of violence erupting following the country�s� national elections, the UN News Service reports. According to Women�s eNews, out of the quarter-million people who have been displaced by the civil instability, approximately 85 percent are women and children.
Media Resources: UN News Service 01/22/08; BBC 01/23/08; Women�s eNews 01/26/08
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .