Centre for community mobilization and Empowerment (CECOME), is fundraising to raise resources that will support defilement survivors’ costs through the prosecution process.
Centre for community mobilization and Empowerment (CECOME) is a woman led, duly registered Kenyan Non–Governmental Organization that was officially registered on 15th February 2012 under the NGO’s coordination board of Kenya with the number: OP.218/051/11-0966/7837. CECOME is currently partnering with the International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) (as the funding organization) to implement a sexual and gender based violence prevention and mitigation project in Kegogi location, Marani sub-county in Kisii County.
In Kegogi location, a mother left her 6 months old daughter, Lucy, in bed and rushed to fetch Napier grass. Coming back, straight to her daughter, she found her crying uncontrollably and soaked in blood. Shocked and in panic, she screamed calling for the neighbours’ attention. Later, it was discovered that the perpetrator was Lucy’s 16-year-old cousin. The family, wanting to protect their name, threaten to send away the mother if she pursues the case. The mother fearing to lose her marriage and other children chose to keep silent. The family organized a kangaroo meeting where they agreed to settle the matter locally. They agreed to be silent about the defilement and if anybody came asking, nobody revealed any information.
Despite our intervention to empower all with knowledge on how to handle defilement and other gender based violence cases, most of the cases are suppressed, mismanaged, ignorance, protection of the family name, tampering with evidence, and sometimes, due to the court related costs that most of the survivor families can’t afford, justice is not served.
In July 2020, a total of 7 defilement cases were reported in Kitutu chache north. As you contribute, you are supporting a survivor to reach the courts and access justice.
We call upon your good office to kindly consider making a donation in all forms towards this campaign.
- Cash Amounting to Ksh. 5.5 Million.
- Branding materials
- Pro bono services
- Mobilization volunteers
- Radio and TV airtime.
- Any other Donation.