Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most persistent violations of human rights across the globe. According to the WHO, about one third of women worldwide have experienced violence. In Kenya, a recent study found that 32% of young women aged 18-24 years reported experiencing sexual violence before the age of 18. Gender-based violence reduces the bargaining power to negotiate safer sex, stay on treatment or remain in school. We plan to rescue these girls and give them holistic safe space.
GBV is any harmful act based on differences between males and females; sexual, psychological or physical, perpetrated against a person. GBV increases one`s risk of HIV infection. Women who have experienced GBV are up to three times more likely to be infected with HIV than those who have not. We need to rescue these girls and offer them a safer place to be and help them with life skills to make them very independent women. This will surely reduce the vice and hence give support to the affected.
Once we identify these girls we have to bring them to the safe house where they would be counselled and given a hope in life and mentored towards being an independent women and help her succeed in life for the good of her won family and for herself. We will offer medical support to the victims and help them heal and be accepted in the society once again. Here they will learn life skills to enhance their skills on how to be self reliant, we shall be offering various courses at the center.
Many girls and women shall have a safe place for them to recover and get also medical attention to enhance healing from the trauma hence make them have confidence in life and carry on with their own day to day activities without fear, They will also be helped to get the much needed education for those girls whom will still want to continue with their normal education after overcoming and recovered from the incidents.