Kenya: Nyeri Touts Targeted in Campaign to Stop Stripping Women in Miniskirts
More than 100 touts and drivers from Nyeri have been trained on how to handle women wearing miniskirts instead of stripping them naked.
The matatu operators were trained at a Nyeri Hotel last weekend under a campaign against undressing women in bus terminus dubbed “Strip Me Not Campaign”.
Kennedy Odhiambo who is the African Women’s Development and Communication Network programme associate of the Men to Men Network said Femnet organised the inter-gender dialogue to help men and women openly discuss salient issues on sexual and gender based violence with the aim of preventing and mobilising community action to stop the vice.
“We need to empower members of the public operating at the bus terminus because women are becoming increasingly vulnerable in public places as people try to control their life including the personal choice of clothing,” he said.
Okwallo Martins of Masculinity Institute said the training aimed to mobilise touts to be active protectors of women’s dignity as these are their clients.
A student leader Wambui Ngige said the touts and drivers trained will recruit others to join the campaign and end violence against women