‘Nganyas are Safe’ campaign launched to end sexual harassment in matatus
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) in collaboration with a woman’s rights organisation, Equity Now, have launched a campaign to end sexual violence and harassment in matatus.
With the raising cases of sexual harassment in matatus, women can now breath a sign of relief following the launch of ‘Nganyas are Safe’ campaign at Embassava Sacco offices whose touts were accused of assaulting and stripping a woman naked last year.
Victims will be expected to report the offenses, name of the Sacco, time of abuse among other details.
NTSA deputy director and Head of Enforcement Hared Adan and Equity Now Africa director Faiza Mohamed said the campaign will go a long way in ensuring that the number of sexual harassment cases in public vehicle services reduce.
He noted that victims are often touched inappropriately in public service vehicles and suffer in silence because of lack of places to report such incidents.
“Sexual harassment is actually a crime and people need to report and action taken against the perpetrators,” said Adan.
Adan said victims/passengers can report cases of sexual harassment in public service vehicles via 0709 932 000 toll free or NTSA app adding that action will be taken within 24 hours.
Matatus that wish to be part of the campaign will have a sticker written Nganya Safe.