@PHRKenya @ICJKenya: GoK must acknowledge #SGBVJusticeKe
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Together with the International Commission of Jurists Kenya Chapter (ICJ Kenya( we convened a meeting in Nairobi in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day.

Present at the meeting were members of the Kenyan media fraternity and a disproportionate number of Ethiopian journalists, all refugees living in Kenya.

The meeting was also attended by Andrew Greste, a brother to the East African Al Jazeera correspondent, the Australian Peter Greste, who, together with colleagues, are under arrest in Egypt, on charges of reporting news which is “damaging to national security”.

In this audio, Christina Alai of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said the government should publicly acknowledge its failure of not protecting the survivors of PEV revealing that the state lacks resources and equipment to investigate sexual offences cases.

ICJ-Kenya executive director George Kegoro made a presentation on the Government of Kenya’s response in addressing sexual and gender-based violence from the post-election violence, and the case filed at the High Court seeking to compel the government to address these cases, as well as the role of the media in pursuing this story.

The sexual and gender based violence petition was filed by a consortium of civil society organizations and eight survivors. The hearing resumes on May 13, 2014, at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court.

He said, the government's response has been outstanding denial that it had a responsibility to protect victims of SGBV during the post election violence.

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