Titus Kioko


This illustration is aimed at curbing the increase in gender-based violence. The mother has bruises and is in pain but chooses not to cry in front of the child as a sign of strength and hope that things will get better. Contrary to that, the child sits in a corner feeling lonely and hopeless. The man has mental stress because he cannot provide and is taking it out on his wife. The mask has been set aside as he has forgotten that the fight is against the virus and not the household. The house is no longer a safe haven. This is based on the increase in gender-based violence due to the novel Coronavirus. Survivors of gender-based violence have limited capabilities to distance themselves from their abusers as well as seek external help. This is a cry to focus on the virus and bring hope together as we help each other stay home and stay safe.
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