Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in relationships report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime.
Globally, as many as 38% of murder of women are committed by a male intimate partner. Men are more likely to perpetrate violence if they have low education, a history of child mistreatment, exposure to domestic violence against their mothers, harmful us of alcohol, unequal gender norms including attitude accepting violence, and a sense of entitlement over women.
Boy’s empowerment is an approach of educating boys at a very tender age of their rights and women’s right and also to exposes them on implications of male chauvinism, drugs abuse and traditions which are considered as the most accelerators of domestic violence.
Most of domestic violence (physical and sexual) and murder incidences in Meru County are perpetrated by young men who have either decided to be chauvinist, misogynist or drug addicts.
CIFORD KENYA is actively trying to eliminate this practice through education, awareness to the young generation who are the future youths in the region from a very tender age with an aim of having an impact in future, with more focus on education and women empowerment
The boys were not allowed to either go outside or to receive any visitor which is symbolic of being in seclusion when they are circumcised. The boys were trained on several topics such as;
STIs/HIV and AIDs.
Life skills and self-realization.
Role of young men in community development.
Girls and women empowerment.
Drugs and substance abuse
The leaders and parents are supporting the programs
Boys and parents requested for more seminars of these kind.
The community is embracing the boys empowerment activity and program.
• Limited resources : There program has been embraced and many families are requesting for boys seminars and we have limited resources.
• Training venue: Lack of permanent training venue for the boys. We hope to have a accommodation of the beneficieries at our CIFORD Centre.