The Impact of Violence on Women‘s Health Conference
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Location / Venue: 

Sentrim Sixeighty Hotel
Muindi Mbingu Street, off Kenyatta Avenue

The Impact of
Violence on Women‘s Health

"There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable." (Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon)
Throughout the ages, women face physical and psychological violence regardless of their age, sexual orientation, religion and social or cultural background. As in many other countries, domestic violence is still a taboo subject in Kenya.
Maisha Kenya and Maisha e.V. wish to raise awareness through the conference The Impact of Violence on Women‘s Health. Exposure to violence affects the health of women, in some cases causing long-lasting physical and mental illnesses. For many women, the resources, the solutions and help may seem beyond their reach, and this is the rationale for this conference.
Everyone who is interested, curious and committed is warmly welcomed. We are looking forward to your participation.

Entrance fee (including food and certificate)
Registration up to 1st of October: 500 Ksh for adults, 250 Ksh for students
From 2nd October on: 1000 Ksh for adults, 500 Ksh for students

Saturday, 5 October 2013
Moderation: Dr. Garnet Parris
8.30 Registration
9.00 Prayer opening
9.15 Welcome; Rosemary Wambia and Virginia Wangare Greiner
9.30 Presentation of Maisha Kenya, Maisha e.V. & ASA- Program; Representatives from Kenya and Germany

10.00 Key note address of Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Health; James W. Macharia
10.45 Speech of guest speaker; Dr.-Ing. Werner Ullrich, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany
11.00 Domestic violence is multifaceted (Europe - Kenya): Virginia Wangare Greiner
Vice president of the ENoMW and Executive director of Maisha e.V.
Josephine Mwatibo at COVAW
11.30 Coffee break
11.45 Violence in the Health system; Josephine Mwatibo
Program officer Sexual and reproductive health & Rights at COVAW
12.00 Laws in Kenya - Governing Violence against Women; Beatrice Chelangat, Advocate at FIDA
12.20 Violence has psychological implications; Psychologist Hellen Njoroge
specialized in gender violence work, GVRC Rongai/ Women‘s Hospital
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Engaging men, boys and communities in sexual violence prevention; Wanjala Wafula, Founder of the Coexist Initiative
2.20 Medical Management of gender- based violence; Dr. Muthoni Mathai, Psychiatrist, Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi
2.40 Police help in case of domestic and sexual violence
3.00 Empowerment of Women through Self-employment; Lucy Gatere, Sales Account Manager of 680 Hotel, Mr. Hillary Itambo
3.40 Plenary Discussion
4.40 Final words
5.00 End

Contact Person: 

Registration at: +254 713142066 (Mpesa)