The First Women Only Run dubbed “Pink Marathon” was today launched by the principal Secretary for Gender Affairs Hon. Safina Kwekwe Tsungu at Uhuru Park
The 10km run is taking place place on today, 25th November, in Nairobi and in all the other counties.
The run draws inspiration from the annual women Run in Spain, which highlights gender violence statistics.
It seeks to create awareness on the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence and the harm it causes as well as demand for the protection of women from all forms of violence.
It is premised on the fact that women and children have a right to feel safe in all spaces.
The Women’s run is a response to the increasing cases of sexual and gender-based violence against women and children, which have been witnessed in the country throughout this year.
It is being organized by Equality Now Kenya, (an NGO) in partnership with the State Department for Gender Affairs.
Similar runs will be held in Mt. Elgon, Bungoma County and will be organized by the Anti-FGM Board. Other Counties will also hold the women only RUN.
The Nairobi Women Representative Hon. Esther Pasaris launched the national GBV 24 hour hotline HAK1195 and called on the residnts of Nairobi to report incidents of GBV so that the government can effectively prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence