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'The pandemic sucker punched us': how activists are tackling domestic violence in Kenya's lockdown

From putting support helplines on hand sanitisers to paying boda bike drivers to blast awareness messages, campaigners have adapted quickly.

When Nereah was told by nurses at a hospital in Kenya that boda boda motorbike drivers were sexually harassing them, her initial response was to speak to the drivers and urge
them to be respectful.

Often at hospitals and police stations in order to deal with cases of gender-based violence, Nereah Amondi Oketch, president of the NAO Foundation, a nonprofit that helps women and young people in Kenya, realised that there was an opportunity to be had. Read more...

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