Kenyan taxi drivers and bodaboda riders have been educated in GBV prevention and response mechanism

UN Ladies Kenya in partnership with Honda Kenya has educated 30 bike taxi operators from Kakuma city in secure using in addition to GBV prevention and response, culminating in a showcase on the Kakuma airstrip on 17 November 2022.

The coaching made the taxi drivers conscious of the obtainable GBV response companies and places the place the companies might be accessed throughout the Kakuma refugee camps. Bike taxi operators are normally the primary responders within the space because of the lack of entry to different types of public transport. The roads inside the space are uneven, making them unsuitable for many automobiles.

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Honda Bike Kenya Restricted and the Car Affiliation of Kenya (AAK) performed street security consciousness and visitors enforcement coaching. Because of this, all trainees have been capable of receive the Kenyan Bike Driving License issued by AAK. In Turkana County the place Kakuma refugee camp is hosted, most bike riders don’t receive a license attributable to monetary and documentation challenges.

The 30 taxi operators will proceed to sensitize different operators in Kakuma throughout and after the undertaking interval. Presently, 3,000 riders are registered within the Kakuma Bike Cooperative with just one feminine member who attended the coaching.

Representatives from the Turkana County Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Public Works and the Turkana West County Workplace offered feedback on the contribution of training to society and the significance of information and compliance with visitors guidelines amongst taxi operators given that almost all street accidents are attributable to human error.

UNHCR Safety Officer, Robin Masinde Lyambila, thanked UN Ladies, Peace Winds Japan and Honda Kenya for the coaching, saying the coaching is helpful not solely to bike taxi operators but in addition to the passengers, thus having a optimistic affect on your complete neighborhood.

UN Ladies’s Deputy Nation Consultant ai, Idil Absiye, welcomed a great initiative via collaboration between humanitarian, growth and personal actors to assist society, particularly girls and women. She inspired the Kakuma Bike Cooperative to present extra probabilities to girls taxi operators contemplating that bike taxis are the one type of public transport in Kakuma and demanding livelihoods for neighborhood members, together with girls.

Through the secure using coaching, UN Ladies’s accomplice on GBV response, the Worldwide Rescue Committee (IRC), performed a session to sensitize GBV referral routes for bike taxi drivers.

On account of earlier engagement with stakeholders, it was realized that bike taxi operators are a key hyperlink within the transportation of GBV survivors to close by well being services. Beneath the UN Ladies undertaking, IRC helps GBV survivors in Kakuma refugee camps and host communities, offering complete, fast and high quality medical and psychosocial care to survivors.

For the reason that undertaking’s inception in November 2021, IRC has offered companies to greater than 3,000 survivors at their 2 GBV One-Cease Facilities and a pair of Ladies’s Secure Areas.

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