The government has established a national information system that will capture sexual and gender-based violence data in various government sectors as efforts to end violence against women intensify.
Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Prof. Margaret Kobia says the programme targets the health department, the National Police service, Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and Judiciary.
Speaking during the 12th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting, Prof. Kobia said the government has developed robust policies and laws that seek to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and sexual offences.
Kobia saying that a special unit has also been established at the office of the Director of Public Prosecution to handle female genital mutilation and other gender-based violence related cases.
Speaking at the same forum Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland said it was impressive that majority of commonwealth countries have put in place national gender policies which commit governments to advance the rights of women and girls including those of men and boys who are disadvantaged.