According to BBC News, a Kenya’s men lobby group has called for a national six-day food boycott to protest the increasing rate of domestic violence against men.
The boycott calls for men not to eat food cooked at home by the women, but instead to join other men outside to share their experiences.
The group says that the Kenyan government does not take domestic violence against men seriously.
They are right. Women are not the only victims of domestic violence. Men can be victims, too, and that is often forgotten or pushed aside. We think that they are not victims because they are considered more powerful, dominant and stronger. However, physical abuse is not the only type of domestic violence. Domestic violence can take the shape of emotional abuse, too.
I am definitely proud of this group for raising awareness of the issue in Kenya because it is an issue that needs to be addressed.