Reply To: Reflect and discuss: Prevention strategies

Gikuu Grace Ireri

    Couples and Parenting programmes -Communication skills are important between couples as society norms and religion have discouraged shared decision making over family decisions and resources in the family. Also important to support parents adopt non violent ways of correcting children.
    Social and economic transfers and empowerment to secure livelihoods for both men and women are also important.
    Enforcing legislation around women’s inheritance to property and productive assets in marriage is important as widowed or separated women face numerous challenges.nThere is also need for civil society advocacy on monitoring budgetary allocations and practice by some of the institutions like the police who are key in investigations and prosecution of perpetrators of violence for children, girls and women.
    Media and edutainment around some of the progressive laws that guarantee women’s access to property and land are also important in offering women information and confidence to claim their rights and also challenge long standing discriminatory cultural practices regarding women’s rights and roles as equal decision makers in society.