VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

Gender-based violence is known to be one of the most prevalent and sadly unrecognized. The statistics on gender-based violence are shocking as one in three women will be subjected to violence during her lifetime and one in four women is physically or sexually abused during pregnancy, according to U.N. data. Violence have a negative impact on women as it can negatively affect their physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, and may increase vulnerability to HIV.

Our approach in combating these ugly acts is by primary prevention and supporting victims through:

  • Engaging men and boys as partners to challenge deep rooted norms that leads to violence against women and girls
  • Empower young people to speak up against the act
  • Educate young women and girls on how to recognize a violent relationship and exit immediately
  • Promote gender equality by creating awareness on issues that pertains to gender inequality
  • Provide counseling services to victims of gender violence
  • Creating awareness to women and girls where to seek help during and when they meet with eventualities of gender violence.
  • Support women and girl’s victim through need-based approach

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF VIOLENCE??? HELP LINES

Sexual and Gender Based Violence silence breaker: 1195

FGM and Child Marriage Hotline is: 0770 610505

GVRC Kenya provides free services for victims of gender-based violence: 0719638006

If a child needs help, call the national child helpline: 116

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