PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
Gender based violence is a gross human rights violation, but it continues to be one of the most downplayed, overlooked and tolerated violations of human rights in existence. Men and boys are also affected by SGBV, but due to a weaker socio-economic status in society, women and girls are more vulnerable and are more targeted. This is especially the case during conflict or political or economic instability. We can change this reality.
HRDC gender-based initiatives support women’s groups and victims of SGBV. Through legal aid and human rights networking and counseling programs, HRDC supports those facing injustices and denial of human rights. HRDC empowers women at household and community level to improve livelihoods and to enhance their ability to meet traditional roles of providing for the family. Interventions target households to empower them with coping strategies with changing circumstances.
In order to design evidenced-based programs that responds to the needs, in order to protect women, girls, boys and men from SGBV, and provide timely and quality lifesaving services to SGBV survivors in line with SGBV principles. HRDC plans Community sensitization and mobilization campaigns to enhance the knowledge of the communities on harms related to SGBV including Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and child marriage.