Gender Based Violence in Kenya

Gender based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violations. It knows no social, economic, class or cultural confinement. It occurs in families, schools, workplaces, social structures and communities across the world. Women and girls, and to a lesser degree men and boys, either directly experience or face the impact of some form of gender based violence. Gender based violence involves a wide variety of agents from intimate partners and family members, to strangers and institutional actors such as teachers, pastors, office managers and police. The study found out the commonest forms of GBV mentioned by men and women included inflicting bodily harm, physical assault, verbal abuse and rape. The most fundamental cause of GBV is the traditional belief about men‘s dominance over women. Gender Based Violence in Kenya 2014

Our response

We disseminate research findings and recommendations to government agencies concerned with the administration of criminal justice for purposes of policy planning and formulation.

What you can do to help

You can help prevent Gender based violence crimes and security threats in Kenya by reporting to the Police, NCRC website ( and   NCRC Mobile Phone Crime Reporting/Monitoring tool from mobile phones operating systems: Google Playstore, applestore and Windows Store, (Free Service)