In June, PBI made an oral statement at the 53rd Human Rights Council Session during the Interactive Dialogue on Violence against women and girls. We raised concern about the situation of women and girls and Women Human Rights Defenders in Kenya and Guatemala. On Kenya, the statement reads:

" In Kenya we raise concerns about delayed prosecution of sexual and domestic violence cases by the criminal justice system and recommend increasing the number of specialised sexual offences courts with specialised personnel in registries, courts and prosecution as well as scaling up the integrated response to sexual and gender-based violence such as “Policare” and SGBV Recovery Centres and shelters in all Kenyan counties.


Violence against women also undermines the work of Women Human Rights Defenders. In Kenya, women supporting survivors of gender-based violence report threats, intimidation, and attacks."

Watch our intervention here: