Isiolo County seeks to curb gender based violence

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The county government of Isiolo has signed a three year contract with the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, in an effort aimed at curbing gender based violence and retrogressive practices such as female genital mutilation in the area.

Isiolo governor Mohamed Kuti, who presided over the launch said his administration is committed to supporting women empowerment.

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It is a sign of relief for women in Isiolo County who have been on the receiving end of various atrocities perpetrated by the opposite gender.

Addressing members of the public after unveiling the programme  Isiolo County governor Mohamed Kuti, said his administration is keen on  empowering women in the region.

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Kuti noted that during the last financial year the county government set aside 8 million shillings for the women fund.

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Isiolo County Woman Representative Rehema Dida Jaldesa on her part  expressed concern over the widespread cases of gender based violence in the  the county, lamenting that perpetrators getting off the hook easily.

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Data from Centre for Rights Education and Awareness reveals that Isiolo is one of the counties with a high number of gender based violence cases against women.

The empowerment programme which has also been rolled out in Narok County is supported by a 100 million shillings grant from the UN Trust.

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