“Mama Shwari” Women Champions of Violence Prevention in Kisii, Kenya
Kisii Community Safety Audit 2010 on crime and violence generated the local communities/ women priorities and concerns into Community Safety Plan 2011-2015. This process created a Community Gender Based Violence Prevention Model encourage women to strength their families as the cradle for prevention of violence.
Children of women in learning session during the process
Support group during the home visit
Family transformation session being conducted
One of the support group meeting being held
Women carry gifts to other women during
This will advocate resilience and transform women experiencing abusive and violent relationships into role models for violence prevention within the family level.
It will also explore new communities strategies that provide 30 women likely to become violent at the family level to access information and access to programs that help them keep their children safe and healthy. The experience will greatly influence their families 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 their profiles providing more concrete indicators of change at a later stage in the initiative. In the process, there will two (2) volunteers facilitators assisting them to transform their situation through eight joint family sessions, support groups and family visitations.