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The pain and suffering for women and Girls in Dadaab Refugee camps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dear Michelle Bachelet,
I't a great pleasure for me to have this auspecious moment to foward all my feelings which ultimatly geared to my decisive campaign and advocacy for raising my voice to the world for violence against women in Dadaab camps.
Gender base violence including rape,domestic violence,murder and sexual abuse is profound health problem for women across the globe.Although significant cause of female morbility and mortabiliy,recent world bank estamates of the global burden of disease indicates that in the estalished market economies,gender victimazation is responsible for one out of every five health days of life lost to women of reproductive age.
Violence against women has only begun to recognised as an issue for public health.the existing data on the dimension of violence against women world wide and reviews available literature on the health consequences of abuse.It argued that health sectors has an important role to play in combating violence against women through increased research, screening ,refferals of victims and behavarial interventions.
GBV is prevalent among refugee communities owing to post conflict psychosocial conditions and fragile economic and governance structures. The forms of GBV witnessed in the Dadaab refugee camps,Kenya include rape, defilement, domestic violence, assault, early and forced marriage, sodomy, indecent assault, sexual harassment and exploitation, female genital mutilation, crimes of honour, force wife inheritance ,among others. Over the years statistics have shown that women and girls are majority of the victims who suffer GBV. Conversely, men have been the leading perpetrators of GBV in the camps due to unequal power relations between the genders, cultural biases against women and girls, and distortions of religious edicts to validate the victim hood of girls and womens.
Sexual abuse and rape survivor's exhibit s a variety of trauma -induced symtoms including sleeping and eating disturbance,depression ,feeling of humaliation ,anger,self blame ,fear of sex and inability and to concentrate.
our major challenge is Traditional institution justice: These are called “maslaha” which arbitrate and solve some of the SGBV cases reported at the camps. In most cases, serious cases of SGBV such as rape are reported to them and resolved. This is what should not happen because the perpetrators, under Kenyan law, should be arrested and charged in court. The perpetrators usually go to the traditional courts because they find refuge in them where they pay small fines and in return receive protection.
Fardosa Muse,
Nairobi -Kenya

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As the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women officially begins its work this month, World Pulse is asking women worldwide: What is YOUR vision and recommendation for UN Women? We invite you to raise your voice by writing a letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet outlining your recommendation for how this new UN agency can truly affect change on the ground to promote gender equality and uphold the rights and needs of women both on a local and global scale.
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jadefrank's picture

For the women on Dadaab refugee camp

Dear Fardosa,

Thank you for participating in this campaign, by using your voice and speaking out for women who have been abused, and calling for an end to violence against women as a priority for the new UN Women agency, especially in vulnerable areas like the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Thank you for speaking out for the women who cannot, and for ensuring their needs and rights are acknowledged. For women who have suffered great hardships to arrive in a place like Dadaab, and now to fall prey to such violence is heartbreaking and so unjust. Your leadership in bringing a global voice to these women gives me great hope.

In two weeks, we will compile your letters and share your voices with the GEAR Campaign, who have been working closely with UN Women to ensure the inclusion of civil society groups, and through the PulseWire community, grassroots women leaders, as they set their agenda. We will also be sending your letters directly to Michele Bachelet and other senior leaders of the newly formed UN agency, to demonstrate the effectiveness for sourcing opinion, knowledge and needs from the global grassroots women's movement through our online community. Through this, we hope to open a portal for our community to have a direct line of influence within the UN Women agency.

I will keep you updated on the progress of our campaign!

In friendship and solidarity,
Jade

Fardosa Muse's picture

thanks for your support

thanks for your support jade,it's my pleasure to raise awareness globally on behalf of voiceless women,who are victims of SGBV/GBV .
freindship and solidarity
fardosa .

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