Comic Relief to fund Gender Based Violence intervention
We are delighted to be receiving £10,000 to design and implement an intervention project using sport for change to identify and address the root causes that lead vulnerable girls in Ndhiwa into high risk situations. Our ultimate goal is to provide girls with safety from violence and all forms of abuse.
The aims of the project are:
• to establish thorough and reliable information about the causes and extent of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in the Ndhiwa community.
• to consult with community leaders (teachers, chiefs and elders, local government, other NGOs) to agree and trial effective strategies for changing public perceptions and eliminating SRGBV in Ndhiwa.
• to support the longer-term sustainability of the existing small network of community leaders who are fighting SRGBV, through training and confidence-building.
We already use sport as a means of engaging girls, and plan to examine the potential for developing our approach by extending our work to include boys. We feel that nothing will change unless we can involve the boys (and also their male relatives and male teachers whose attitudes and behaviour towards girls lead to the violence and abuse). Sporting activities will be used as part of an integrated strategy which will include workshops on issues such as health (including sexual health), personal relationships and life skills.
This project will be jointly implemented by Team Kenya and our partner organisation NCEDP.
The application process for securing funds from Comic Relief is complex and competitive, so we are thrilled to have been selected!
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