Mercy Chidi Baidoo
Chief Executive Officer, Ripples International
The devastating effects of domestic violence is clearly evident in the mounting statistics provided each day.
Even more devastating are the new and emerging forms of violence which are exhibited in cyber stalking, cyber bullying and cyber blackmail.
To these forms of violence the law offers very little or no protection for the tens of thousands who constantly suffer from it. There is the urgent need for policy and Law reform to include protection against all these forms of violence.
This is the reason we are staging the much awaited 1,500 km long Zero Violence254 walk from Lunga Lunga (Kwale county) to Moyale (Marsabit County).
The walk, being undertaken by my husband John Burke Baidoo and his colleague Douglas Kinyua, will popularize the ‘Protection Against Domestic Violence Act’ and also to raise funds to support Victims of domestic violence.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
There is the urgent need for policy and Law reform to include protection against all these forms of violence.
The walk that will cut across 16 counties and seems almost impossible will also touch on electoral violence and urge the Nation to take a stand against all forms of violence.
The bold statement this walk is making symbolizes the pain, suffering and emotional upheavals women and children suffer when visited with any form of violence.
Support The Zero Violence254 Team
There are so many ways you can support this team.
- Praying for them
- Walking along side them as they pass your city
- With 500 shillings ($5) you can buy a step and buy as many as you can
- Take a stand with us by spreading the word on social media sigh a petition by visiting www.zeroviolence254.org and follow us on #zeroviolence254