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Gender Based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a human rights violation, a public health challenge, and a barrier to civic, social, political, and economic participation. It undermines not only the safety, dignity, overall health status, and human rights of the millions of individuals who experience it, but also the public health, economic stability, and security of nations.

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Gender-based violence cuts across ethnicity, race, class, religion, education level, and international borders. An estimated one in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Although statistics on the prevalence of violence vary, the scale is tremendous, the scope is vast, and the consequences for individuals, families, communities, and countries are devastating.

COFAS and partners promote the rights of all individuals and reduce gender-based violence while mitigating its harmful effects on individuals and communities. Unless women, girls, men, and boys fully enjoy their human rights and are free from violence, progress toward development will fall short.

COFAS and partners promote the rights of all individuals and reduce gender-based violence while mitigating its harmful effects on individuals and communities. Unless women, girls, men, and boys fully enjoy their human rights and are free from violence, progress toward development will fall short.

How COFAS Protect Victims

COFAS offer accommodation to the GBV victims at the COFAS Rescue Centre located in Kenya Re Estate Kisumu to ensure they are safe from further harm from the suspects and or perpetrators. We also offer them timely and appropriate medical, psychosocial and medical services as we walk them through the path to healing and recovery

COFAS also collaborates with other key stakeholders to sensitize the local communities on effective Gender Based Violence prevention and response strategies. As an organization we believe that when communities are sensitized effectively they will start viewing Gender Based Violence for what it really is, a crime against women.

COFAS also collaborates with other key stakeholders to sensitize the local communities on effective Gender Based Violence prevention and response strategies. As an organization we believe that when communities are sensitized effectively they will start viewing Gender Based Violence for what it really is, a crime against women.