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Mama Shwari - Women Champions of Violence Prevention in Kenya

Kisii community Safety audit 2010 on violence generated the community safety Plan 2011-2015. This process created a community- based gender based violence model that strength families as the cradle for prevention of violence.

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This intiative will help preventing gender based violence and strengthening families as the cradle for prevention of crime and violence in the community. It was note that their family resilience will transform families experiencing abusive and violent relationships into role models for violence reduction and prevention.

it will explore new communities strategies that provide 30 women experiencing abuse or likely to become violent at the family level to access information and access to programs that help parents keep their children safe and healthy. The experience will greatly influence and transform their family into a cradle for non-violence.  
 
The evidence of transformation process shall be based on what the participating women are doing to turn around their families and profiles of their profiles providing more concrete indicators of change at a later stage in the initiative. 2 Volunteers facilitators are assisting women build their resilience and transform their situation through eight joint family sessions, support groups and family visitations.

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Thanks for sharing learnings from Kenya, Rapudo. We thought you and others here might also want to check out these learnings from South Africa: http://www.openideo.com/challenge/womens-safety/research/an-interview-with-the-wonderful-ntutu-mtwana-in-cape-town
http://www.openideo.com/challenge/womens-safety/research/interviews-with-community-patrollers-in-khayelitsha-township-in-cape-town

Looking forward to seeing more of you on conversations across this challenge...

Photo of Rapudo Hawi

thanks Meena for the information; i have learned a lot from the South Africa case.

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