Homa Bay County has completed a two-day technical review of its proposed Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Control and Management Bill, 2024. 

The seminar, held on Thursday in Homa Bay town, marks a significant step towards addressing SGBV in the county.

The bill aims to provide comprehensive measures for the prevention, response, control, and management of SGBV. 

It will operationalize the County SGBV Policy launched in March 2023, forming part of the county's broader strategy to combat the "Triple Threat" of SGBV, new HIV infections, and teenage pregnancies by 2027.

Multiple county departments participated in the review, including the Office of the County Attorney, Gender and Social Services, and Governance and Administration. 

The County Gender Sector Working Group also played a key role in the process.

Uraia Trust sponsored the event, with support from local civil society organizations such as IDF, GVRC, and Plan International.

This legislation represents Homa Bay County's commitment to addressing gender-based violence and improving the lives of its residents. 

The bill's progress will be closely watched as it moves through the next stages of the legislative process.