Campaign Against Gender Based Violence

The Network in collaboration with other community-based organizations working in the informal settlement was able to mobilize over 500 men and women to participate in a demonstration held last month against child rape. This campaign has gotten support from the Police, The Medical Officer of Health and we are now working with the legal fraternity who are handling cases coming to our offices on a probono basis as friend of the victims. We are currently embarking on a strategy to take to the ground that will enable communities to break the silence on rape.

16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates November 25- International Day Against Violence Against Women- and December 10- International Human Rights Day- in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:

  • raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
  • strengthening local work around violence against women
  • establishing a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women
  • providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women
  • creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women

The Civil Society Organizations Network being in the forefront in the campaign against Gender Based Violence has in partnership with ACORD and WIFIP Education and Development, initiated mobilization and empowering campaigns to educate the community on Sexual Gender Based Violence and ways to mitigate it. The beneficiaries of these initiatives are trained and informed on the proper guidelines when dealing with SGBV victims.

The Government also being a major stake holder in Sexual Gender Based Violence especially when providing security and helping victims Access Justice is als involved in the initiatives by providing the participants with information on how to file reports, handle crime scenes and preservce evidence which will be key in apprehending the suspects.

You can download the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Victims Guidelines

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