It has been said before that the fight against gender based violence should be a daily affair not a time thing during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. But in spirit of the fight worldwide, young women and men came together to show their disgust in what has been normalized in our community of Dandora and our theme was ” Kombi ni Rape.” Kombi is a slang word for gang rape and we were reminding all and sundry that it is still rape and not a sex orgy idea that young women have.
Even in the streets as we marched, young men could still shout at us that it was a good thing to show that we still need to do more for our community and create more awareness giving out more information.
We later had a discussion on the depth of this act that is now so familiar that girls do not report, parents have no idea where to go when it happens since the local authority also have no idea how to go about it.
We invite more partners to come on board until we cause a stir and end this sexual and gender based violence for the community should be the first place a girl or a young woman feels safest being in not always looking at her back for she is never sure what will happen next and who is waiting to pounce on her. AHF Kenya, LVCT, Monistry of Health , Nairobi County, Kinyago Police Station, PIPE, and Dandora Community we appreciate your support in making this day a reality and speaking up because Our Voices Matter!