Breaking the cycle of gender violence

 
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has received 3 donations
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Broken hearts
    By - Stella - Director
    Hey friends, This month marked a rather sad turning for our fight against domestic violence. One of our activists, Chelimo, was brutally attacked by her husband. She lost two teeth and is currently admitted in hospital. Her active participation has seen us organize several outreach campaigns in her rural village,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has received 7 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Domestic violence on the rise in Kenya
    By - Stella - Director
    Hi, When Ruth first attended our workshop, she had no idea that domestic violence was a criminal offense. In fact, she laughed us off, describing her previous beatings as part of her marriage covenant. She was insistent that even if her husband continued molesting her, she would not report to the police. Or to any other...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Worrying trend in sexual violence
    By - Stella - Director
    Hi friends, A study released recently indicate that more and more families are getting embroiled in family violence, with women suffering the brunt of the violence. "A worrying trend has been noticed among urban families, with an estimated 3 out of every 10 families reporting some form of abuse," says Dr. Elizabeth Kurui,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Reaching out to religious leaders
    By - Stella Amojong - Director
    Happy New Year!! On behalf of GEMINI, I wish to pass my best New Year regards to each of you. Just a quick update on what we were up to during the last quarter. As we have realized, achieving behavioral change amongst community stakeholders is a tedious process that requires tact, patience and resources. During the last...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Forthcoming training
    By - Joe Kilonzo - Program Manager
    Hi friends, Its been long but I hope you are doing fine. It hasn't been easy to woo victims of domestic violence to come from their cocoons of silence. Last month, we hosted a partnership meeting with Be the Man!, a program that targets men around Eldoret and encourage them to spearhead the campaign against domestic...
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has received 17 donations
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    Stemming Violence Through Dialogue
    I have volunteered for GEMINI for the past two years. I recently facilitated a community meeting that sought to sensitize rural women on their rights, in relation to domestic violence. About 16 women attended the 2 day session that also included local chiefs and religious leaders.
    • 4 years ago
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    Tackling Violence
    A recent open-ended session brought together women who have suffered as victims of domestic violence. The session, held under closed door, encourage women to open up and share their tribulations, exchange ideas and encourage each other. They were also equipped with self-confidence skills that would enable them speak up when... Read more »
    • 4 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Half-year financial report
    By - Joe Kilonzo - Program Manager
    Hi friends, It is with great pleasure that I hereby submit a summary of our half-year financial report for all the donations for all our projects. The report runs from November 2009 to May 2010. Again, thanks so much for all your support and we always love to hear from you. So keep the comments coming in!!! Lovely...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Treating the Mind
    By - Joe Kilonzo - Program Manager
    A woman strolls down the village street. As she passes another woman, also shabbily dressed, the two make a face at each other then each goes her way. The meeting is on. That is the signal that the monthly meeting of women survivors of domestic violence will be taking place. A group of women approached GEMINI personnel...
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    • lhecht
      lhecht It got my attention! However, more details on the locaton and extent of the problem would be helpful. I hope the program will QUICKLY seek to change social norms allowing abuse as the goal, though I know social norms are not often easily changed. I've seen great strides in similar programs such as those allowing... Read more »
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    Seeking Community Support
    We conducted an advocacy campaign that targeted community gatekeepers in the Moi's Bridge area for a two day event to sensitize them on women rights. Participants included the local chief, teachers, church elders, selected parents and health personnel.
    • 4 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    End of year report
    By - Emily Cheptoo - Project Officer
    Hi friends, Its been a loooong year..! But thanks for your continued support, we feel we have done our best in serving our community to the best of our ability. The civil society in Kenya is becoming worried with conflicting reports about the progress being made in the fight against HIV/Aids. We are getting reports...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Special appeal
    By - Stella Amojong - Director
    Dear GEMINI supporter, I take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support throughout this year. With your donations, we have been able to strengthen community involvement in discussing gender-based violence and opening up space for dialogue between spouses. With your support, we have been able...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Postcard from Gemini
    By - Leah Ambwaya - Evaluator
    Leah Ambwaya visited this project as part of a GlobalGiving evaluation. She said: On the 8th of May 2009, we met Stella Amajong; she picked us from the hotel to Gemini offices at Siro house in central business district of Eldoret town. As we drove around through the town, I asked, what inspired you at your very young age...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Speak your mind...!
    By - Emily Cheptoo - Project Officer
    Hi friends, A milestone...! This is how I can describe the events of last month. We finally managed to convince survivors of domestic violence to come out in the open and share their experiences..! Fungua Roho Yako (Speak Your mind!) is a support circle that will enable women experiencing family violence meet,...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has received 25 donations
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Thanks for your continued support
    By - Joe - Program Manager
    Hey everyone, Domestic violence is still one of the most stigmatized family issues. The shame. The dejection. The trauma. But thanks to all of you. GEMINI's intervention over the past year is slowly opening up the topic and encouraging more abused women to speak up. Recently, we received $733 for our projects from...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Detailed Update
    By - Joe - C. Officer
    Hi folks, Sorry for the long silence...but I'm back. Just wanted to keep you updated on a recent visit by a GlobalGiving evaluator, Leah, to our projects. This detailed report seeks to provide a more detailed insight on her visit and fill some of the gaps that her report did not address. Kindly pore over it and...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Financial summary
    By - Stella - Director
    Hi friends, Thanks so much for all your support over the last year. We have kickstarted a process of breaking the culture of silence that surrounds violence within the family. We have struggled to open up space for discussion and self-analysis by abused women. To some extent, we have partially succeeded but we...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Its still NOT right to beat a woman!
    By - Emily Cheptoo - Project Officer
    Hi, Hope you are all doing great!! Mid this year we carried a campaign to sensitize the community about domestic violence. During the one-month campaign, we learnt that men still consider battering their wives as a normal practice, never mind laws outlawing domestic violence. Some of the men said a husband who...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has received 38 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Special Appeal
    By - Stella Amojong - Director
    Dear friends, GEMINI has always tried to keep you informed of how your donations are being spent. Every step of the way! The aim is to make you own part of the process and feel actively involved in empowering poor communities. We thank all of you for your continued support. After the post-election violence in...
    • 6 years ago
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    • mb1251
      mb1251 SO VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Summary of activities
    By - Stella - Director
    We are always glad when we receive feedback from you. Someone has just pointed to us that we did not provide the figures to go with the update. Please find attached a summarized version of GEMINI activities for Jan, Feb and March. Sorry for the oversight!!! And thanks for your comments!!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    A Thought for Mother's Day
    By - STELLA - DIRECTOR
    As I write, thousands of intrnally displaced persons are (un)willingly trooping back to their former homes after spending four months in the camps. As I watched a military truck prepare to take some of the families home, I overheard one woman say: "We spent New Year in the cold; we celebrated Women's Day in the...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Bobbu
      Bobbu It, like the other reports, was helpful, but more of an editorial than a report. The report on March 19, while not as emotional, contained more objective data.
      • 6 years ago
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    • Stella
      Stella Dear Bobbu,Thanks for reading and commenting on our report. Actually, you are right about it sounding like a newspaper article..two more people told us so!!But don't worry, we are covering that up with a detailed report that will provide figures.Anything else you would like to see in our reports...just make a comment... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Supporting sexually abused women/girls
    By - Joe - Communication
    As the post-election violence spread throughout the country, GEMINI's grassroots volunteers were activated to assess the situation on the ground. We received reports of women and girls being sexually abused by enraged men. Hundreds of survivors stumbled to health centers for emergency medication. Using our networks,...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Kudos for GEMINI!
    By - Stella - Director
    A new report on Women Rights highly recommends GEMINI's approach to reducing family violence. "Deadly Silence", a report written by Center for Human Rights & Democracy (CHRD) applauds our all-inclusive strategies, stating that "respect for women rights are central to any form of development." CHRD's Director, Ken...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Leadership Skills for Women candidates
    By - Stella - Program Coordinator
    This is an election year in Kenya. Unlike before, an unprecedented number of women candidates have expressed interest in vying for both civic and parliamentary leadership positions. In the past two months, several female candidates have been attacked and seriously injured by supporters of their male...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Exit interview results
    By - Joe - Communication Officer
    GEMINI has been holding several workshops on gender-based violence. A report by an independent organization has just reached us and we share some of the participants' comments with you. Please read on!!
    • 7 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Men are responding!!!
    By - Stella - Director
    At first we thought that men were the stumbling blocks in the fight against domestic violence. We were wrong!! Activities for the months of June and July indicate a lot of positive response from men. They willingly attended workshops and are now facilitating attitudinal change seminars! Thanks for all of you who...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has received 16 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    First Breakthrough!
    By - Joe - Communication
    Gender-based Violence is enclosed in deeply rooted silence...with abused women being made to believe that it cannot be discussed in the open. Well, GEMINI has started to break this veil of silence. For 2 months now, we have sensitized the commuity on violence and subsequently formed community forums to facilitate...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence posted a progress report
    Expansion of Projects
    By - Joe - Communication Officer
    Since its formation some years back, ATM has lived life to its fullest. Well, literary!! With your support, we have been able to meet all our objectives, reach over 15,000 people/year and stay focussed in our activities. Last year, we started a strategic expansion plan which saw us change our name to Grassroots...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Breaking the cycle of gender violence has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE, Kenya

Project Leader

Stella Amojong

Program Coordinator
ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY, Kenya

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