- Religious Leaders Training
- Teen Dating Violence Training
- Early Childhood & Parental Skills Training
- Screening of The De-Feet Domestic Violence documentary to elicit discussions and solutions concerning domestic violence.
- Save the Family Fun Day
- 20 KM awareness walk
- Luncheon Fundraiser
What is the Problem?
Domestic violence pervades our society. According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of domestic violence in Kenya was 42%, in 1991. In 2015, the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey reported the prevalence to be at 45%.
A societal ill pervades. Although domestic violence may occur among siblings, and within parent/child relationships or woman-/in-law relationships, intimate partner violence is the most rampant form of domestic violence against women, more than any other gender-based violence combined.
Statistics show that the most common form of violence against women is that perpetrated by a
husband or an intimate partner. (www.who.int/intimatepartnerviolence).
In Kenya, domestic violence continues to happen amidst centuries old gender imbalance mechanisms that create inequalities in African societies.
Although men also suffer violence in the hands of women, 90% of perpetrators remain as men. There are more women victims than men. Therefore, women bear the burden of domestic violence.
Many women are mothers. Children, who witness domestic violence, may grow up to become violent
adults. Children are tomorrow’s future. It is important for families to create violence-free environments in order to foster peace in society, now and in
The result of domestic violence is death, injuries, lifelong debilitation, loss of income and livelihoods, reproductive health problems and a huge budget
expenditure on health. Thus, loss of earnings and investments as a result of domestic violence makes a huge dent to our economy.
Domestic violence is not just an individual problem or a private domestic affair; it is a societal problem.
Activities And Priorities
Annual activities: Save the Family Fun day, Domestic Violence Awareness
Walk, Social Education and Outreach, Speaking Engagements, Religious
Leaders Training , Teen Dating Violence Training Early Childhood and
Some of the risk factors that RF we have successfully targeted in our
prevention work are: cultural and social norms that are supportive of traditional
and retrogressive thinking that causes intimate partner violencen; endemic
poverty; economic stress and unemployment; communities that condone domestic
violence and have weak sanctions; dysfunctional and unhealthy relationships
characterized by inequality, power imbalance and marital conflict; witnessing or
being a victim of violence as a child. Our prevention activities are tailored to
address these factors.
We target growth
We take a holistic approach to primary prevention by integrating work based on risk factors of domestic violence, but at the
same time pay special attention to each risk factor.
In addition to our programs, we provide agencies with consultancy work and provide referrals to victims/survivors to agencies that deal with the comprehensive supportive services of counselling, police and legal services.