The UN in Kenya is supporting efforts to:
- Increase the financial and technical capacity of government and partners to review, develop and implement policies, legislation and strategies on social protection
- Enhance technical and financial capacity to develop and manage programmes at scale
- Enhance coordination and inter-sectoral linkages at the National and county levels
- Strengthened technical capacity, awareness and kills of duty bearers and rights holders for enhanced prevention and response to all aspects of GBV, FGM, VAC and child marriages.
Gender-based violence, female genital mutilation and violence against children and child marriages is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in Kenya in times of conflict and stability. GBV cuts across class, race, age, ethnicity and social origins, gender and religion. In collaboration with the government, and non-state actors, the Joint Programme on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) seeks to prevent and respond to GBV including the development and adoption of requisite policy, enactment of legislation, provision of technical support and capacity building of service providers, advocacy campaigns and awareness creation. Efforts will also focus on enhancing the legal and policy framework, enhancing the capacity of state and non-state actors to prevent GBV, FGM, VAC and child marriages, enhance capacities of rights holders, strengthen response mechanisms of essential services and strengthen data collection for evidence-based policy development and programming on GBV, FGM, VAC and child marriages.