Meru County crafts new policy on gender violence
SEE ALSO :Auditor queries Sh4.3m for wormsAnti-FGM Board Chairperson Agnes Pareiyo last week visited the region following increasing concern over female genital mutilation that is being carried out in the county. Speaking when the team toured Igembe after three girls who underwent the rite died, Ms Pareiyo said FGM was a form of violence that needed to be stemmed. Participatory process Ms Nkirote said the policy was developed through a participatory process which brought together stakeholders, among them government departments, county assembly and non-governmental organisations. “It is our sincere hope that all the actors and stakeholders in the county will rally around this policy to ensure that we all steer the county towards the desired position of reducing number of sexual and gender-based violence cases in the county,” she said.
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