A study by Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) Violence against women and girls is a vice that has been happening in the public and private setting globally hence denying survivors their basic rights to enjoy peace. Studies have shown that women are more likely to be affected than men and can occur within the private and public spaces. The current Statistics by the Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014 paints a grim picture, indicating that 49% (one in two of) Kenyan women experience violence in their lifetime. According to a 2013 UNFPA report, one in five women worldwide will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime with the majority of sexual assault survivors being young girls. These experiences impact negatively on their freedom of movement, reduces their ability to actively participate in development initiatives, limits their access to essential services, enjoyment of cultural and recreational opportunities and ultimately negatively impacts their health and well-being.
The objective of the “One UN” is to improve the impact, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness and positioning of the UN system in Kenya to enable it better assist the country to meet the MDGs and Vision 2030. This will be achieved through One Programme, One Budgetary Framework, One Office, One Leader and Communicating as One.