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President Uhuru Kenyatta on GBV

President Uhuru Kenyatta has decried the rising cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Africa saying the situation had reached global emergency levels.
 
He said Covid-19 had exacerbated the already dire global GBV situation and called for urgent corrective action by the international community.
“Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation, and turned Gender Based Violence into a global emergency.
Emerging data indicates a surge of at least 25% in violence against women around the world,” President Kenyatta said.
 
The Kenyan Head of State spoke on Wednesday evening during a panel discussion at the opening session of Generation Equality Forum (GEF) in Paris, France. GEF is a global gender equality gathering convened by UN Women and co-hosted by Mexico and France.
 
President Kenyatta, who is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), James Macharia (Infrastructure), and Prof Margaret Kobia (Gender), is in Paris on a two-day Official Visit during which he is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. #GenerationEquality

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