The National Gender and Equality Commission in collaboration with University of Washington’s International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) held a three day training for key stakeholders on the newly developed Sexual Gender based Violence Information System (SGBVIS) at Merica Hotel, Nakuru on July 2016.
The training drew participants from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education Science and technology, the Teachers Service Commission, the Kenya Police Service, Directorate of Criminal Intelligence Department, the Office of Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), Ministry of Health, Liverpool VCT and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
Participants from the key sectors as outlined in the SGBVIS Framework were taken through the SGBVIS system access, login, data entry and generation of reports.
A product of The National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework towards the Prevention of and Response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kenya, the system addresses challenges and gaps in frequency of reporting and availability of essential data for evidence-based programming.
The system will be hosted at NGEC, the national body mandated to collect and disseminate data on SGBV issues.
Trial runs are already underway.