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Gender violence recovery centre launched

12 July 2013, 13:52 Wangui Joseph

A Gender Based Violence (GBV) recovery centre was launched at Nyeri Provincial General Hospital on Wednesday.

The centre which is the first of its kind in Central Kenya will be supporting and catering for GBV victims across the region since such cases have been rampant in the County.

It was established in partnership with the Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment (LVCT) NGO, and will provide comprehensive medical and psychosocial services to the survivors of violence, according to LVCT director Lilian Mutiso.

Mutiso said the centre will also be linking violence victims to legal, social and justice sectors.

She further observed that more similar centres have been established in Nakuru Provincial and Kenyatta National Hospitals, and have also been working with about 126 health institutions countrywide.

“Sexual and GBV cases have been high and the community has to intervene in all ways to mitigate the situation as violence continues to pose a serious health and human rights problem in Kenya,” said Lilian.

Nyeri County Secretary in charge of Health Services Charles Githua Githinji lauded the organization’s efforts and said the County government will set aside funds to support the centre.

“In the budget allocation, the medical finance will factor in facilitation of the GBV recovery services,” pledged Githinji.

He however denied allegations that husband battery is high in the County,  saying that the cases happen countrywide but mechanisms of reporting are well embraced in the area.

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