Goal! Scoring Against Gender-Based Violence in Korogocho

Date: Saturday, 13th April 2024 Location: St Johns Sports Society, Korogocho

In the vibrant heart of Korogocho, a movement is underway, one that challenges norms and kicks gender-based violence (GBV) off the pitch. Kutoka Network is leading this charge with a groundbreaking event that is more than a mere match of football; it’s a rallying cry for tolerance, understanding, and empowerment.

Gender-based violence has been a critical issue in the informal settlements of Nairobi. The prevalence of GBV in these areas has often been attributed to various factors including poverty, lack of access to education, inadequate policing, and entrenched gender inequalities. Women and girls living in the slums are particularly vulnerable to physical and sexual violence.

Data from previous years indicated high rates of violence against women in Nairobi’s slums. For example, a report by Amnesty International had pointed out that in areas like Kibera and Korogocho, women were at a high risk of rape and other forms of sexual assault. Similarly, surveys and studies had shown that instances of domestic violence were significantly higher in slum areas compared to other parts of Nairobi.

Uniting Through Sports

“Kick GBV out of Korogocho” isn’t just a slogan—it’s a commitment to action. By leveraging the power of sports, Kutoka Network seeks to bridge divides, bringing together individuals across the spectra of masculinity and femininity to stand united against the scourge of GBV.

Empowerment On and Off the Field

This event isn’t just about the adrenaline rush of the game or the cheer of the crowds—it’s about sparking a conversation on gender roles and societal expectations. It’s about creating a space where every participant, spectator, and community member can find their voice and use it to advocate for a future free of violence and discrimination.

A Day of Solidarity

The event promises a day filled with the spirit of competition and camaraderie. With every dribble, pass, and goal, we aim to dismantle the barriers that perpetuate GBV. It’s a day to celebrate our strides toward equality and to strategize for the ongoing journey ahead.

The Kutoka Network Vision

Kutoka Network has always been at the forefront of community transformation. Through initiatives like this, we continue to engage, educate, and empower. Our goal is to see a Korogocho—and a world—where respect and tolerance aren’t just ideals but the foundation of our daily interactions.

Join the Movement

We call on every member of our community to come forward on this day. Whether you’re on the field, cheering from the sidelines, or spreading the word, your presence is a powerful statement against GBV.

The Final Whistle

As we gear up for this landmark event, we carry with us the hope that the change we enact here will echo across communities far and wide. Join us as we kick off towards a fairer, safer, and more inclusive society.

Be part of this change. Let’s #KickGBVOut together!

For more information on how you can get involved, visit https://www.kutoka.or.ke/donate/ or write to us at info@kutoka.or.ke

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