Empowering women through counselling, legal aid and psychosocial support.
Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), in its
various forms, is endemic in communities around the world, cutting across
class, race, age, religion and national boundaries. The impact of sexual and
gender-based violence resonates in all areas of health and social programming: survivors
of sexual violence experience increased rates of morbidity and mortality, and
violence has been shown to exacerbate HIV transmission, among other health
conditions (IGWG of USAID, 2006). While girls are the most visible survivors of
sexual violence, they are far from being the only ones who suffer from the
consequences: children of both sexes constitute the majority of abuse
survivors, and adult men and the handicapped are minority groups who are often
neglected in research and interventions. There is growing awareness of the
links between sexual and gender-based violence, health, human rights and
national development in East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA). However,
there are few programmes that simultaneously address the determinants and consequences
of SGBV in an integrated and comprehensive manner, with responses being
implemented separately by the NGO and public sectors, and by separate line
ministries within national governments. In addition to this, few guidelines or
frameworks exist to guide policymakers and programme managers in developing and
implementing the comprehensive response necessary to address the health and
criminal justice consequences of violence, and to reduce the determinants of
violent behaviour within communities. Moreover, in most situations,
organizations and ministries are undertaking activities without reference to or
liaison with other key actors and networks within their country or more widely
in the region.
The goal of this program is to offer support and empower women with initiatives like leadership capacity building (like Women leadership academy) and help with family planning.
- Support to survivors: victims are offered counseling, legal and medical aid, psychosocial support and emergency accommodation
- Education: awareness of gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS is raised to induce long-term changes in behavior
- Research and advocacy: information is gathered to fine-tune the organization’s activities and to bring about changes in policy and legislation
- Economic empowerment of women: through the provision of targeted training, the economic dependency of victims and potential victims is reduced
- Perpetrator rehabilitation: counseling and
resolution services are offered to curb the incidence of sexual violence
We are ready to assist you in the entire process and send give you the estimated cost for accommodation and food. We organise for Airport pick up, but you meet the cost.
There are many things you can do to enjoy your stay in DR.Congo or Uganda , many areas of safaris, volcanoes, lake, beautiful nature
In this program, you help orphaned children with daily life and extra-curricular activities.
PEPA volunteers work alongside local staff to provide awareness programs at both a community level and at a personal level.