Fighting Sex and Gender-Based Violence

In order to influence healthy behaviors that protect women and girls, IIRR, through the support of UN Women’s sexual and gender-based violence (SGVB) project in Northern Kenya, used a multi-sectoral strategy to make communities and local actors more aware of gender-based violence (GBV) issues.

The strategy aimed to protect the rights of women and girls, enforce laws protecting them, and strengthen healthcare and psychosocial support services for SGBV survivors. The multi-sectoral approach emphasizes the roles of schools, teachers, law enforcement agencies, healthcare providers, and social workers in ending SGBV.

IIRR worked with the Children’s Department of the Ministry of Social Services in organizing an aggressive campaign involving women and girls in communities.