The matter was taken to court with Covaw holding brief for the girl.
As the family and Covaw ponder the ruling, it's important to note that this is not an isolated case.
Same way the traditional practice of resolving conflict in a rural court, which does not help the cause of women affected by violence, especially those who have limited or no access to services and awareness drives provided by organisations like POWA, COVAW
or Project Alert.
Y ont pris part des partenaires en provenance de l'organisation Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW
), des ecoliers et ecolieres de l'institution MYTO Junior Academy, Ruthigiti et les ecoles primaires Kagira et les membres de l'association Waithaka Youth Association qui ont recite des poemes et presente de courtes mise en scene sous forme theatrale et allant dans le sens du theme de l'evenement, "les jeunes femmes ont droit a la dignite, a la securite, a la voix et au pouvoir".
Covaw executive director Wairimu Munyinyi-Wahome cites instances where they have had to take the initiative and prepare witnesses where prosecutors fail to do so, in cases where the organisation holds brief for the victims.LAX PROSECUTORSThey also encounter lax prosecutors who quote outdated particulars of the law regarding sections of the Sexual Offences Act and the Penal Code in sexual violence cases involving women, girls and even men with mental disabilities.
Covaw is seeking a judicial interpretation on whether a person with mental disabilities has the capacity to consent.But what kind of men are these who target such women and children?
(2) Les membres du Mouvement SOAWR sent:- African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ACDHRS), te Reseau de Developpement et de Communication des Femmes Africaines (FEMNET), Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMWA), Association des Juristes Maliennes (AJM), Cellule de Coordination sur les pratiques sexuelles affectant la Sante des Femmes et des Enfants (CPTAFE), Coalition On Violence Against Women (COVAW
), Foundation for Community Development (FDC), FAHAMU, Equality Now, Inter-African Network fret women, Media, Gender and Development(FAMEDEV), OXFAM GB, Sister Namibia, women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), women in Law and Ldevelopmeat in Africa (WiLDAF), Union Nationale des Femmes Djiboutiennes (UNFD), Voix des Femmes, University of Pretoria, Centre for Human Rights.