On Sunday, the official day for Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign will come to an end globally.
For eleven days now, the world has joined hands to speak out against gender-based violence. For some of us, the battle continues after December 10th.
This is because, by heading a medical facility at the heart of Kenyan city, Nairobi, one is confronted with reality of this vice, especially meted to women.
Gender-based violence does not know tribe, age, social status or colour. It is ugly, and unnecessary.
The UN’s theme this year, ‘Leave no one behind: End violence against women and girls’.
This should not take away the fact that men and very young boys are also victims of these unfortunate incidences.
The violence includes physical assault, or sexual molestation.
Further cases are psychological abuses, which tend to leave lasting trauma and scars to the victims.
At Westlands Medical Centre we offer psychological services to affected victims. What we see, what we hear, and what we treat is enough for various stakeholders to come together and ensure GBV is a thing of the past.