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KENYA: Male participation crucial to reducing gender violence and HIV
Activists are calling on Kenyan men to become more involved in campaigns to end the widespread physical and sexual abuse of women and girls, a problem that is putting millions of women at greater risk of contracting HIV.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is endemic in Kenya but few cases make it to the courts, while many women suffer a lifetime of abuse in silence.
The link between GBV and HIV is real; rape is a big contributor to HIV/AIDS," said Kennedy Otina, coordinator of Men for Gender Equality Now Network, a project of the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET).More detailsLESOTHO: New policy to help orphans and vulnerable children
Lesotho's government has approved a policy to care for its growing population of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
The policy, which will cost about US$1.3 million a year for the next five years, aims to provide free education, health services, sports and recreation facilities, and set up small-scale businesses to make the children and their caregivers economically self-sufficient.More details