The City Of Peace Women's Shelter offers a safe haven and transitional support to young women who have been affected by sexual violence. The center also creates positive change in communities through education and leadership. The unique needs of each individual are taken into consideration in the care process, which may include medical, shelter, psychological, educational, spiritual, and vocational services.
The crisis line is available to anyone seeking information about sexual violence, offering support and referrals. The compassionate and caring advocates are available at all times to discuss current or past situations and provide callers with information about community resources or the option of shelter services.
The center's library is a valuable resource for the Mwihoko community, offering opportunities for reading and writing, adult education, computer lessons, and a space for children to engage with different books and complete their homework.
We partner with school and community organizations to form clubs that provide youth with ready-to-use tools, resources, and structure to encourage forming peer groups to address the problem of sexual harassment and assault in their community. Our approach encourages dialogue and offers a supportive environment for survivors of sexual violence.
The project delivers a comprehensive, evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to prevent violence by changing cultural and social norms that support violence.
This initiative aims to lend a helping hand to young women who have been subject to exploitation and oppression. It aims to create a sustainable livelihood for them by providing education on women's rights and health, entrepreneurship, and digital literacy.
Once these women have been empowered, they are encouraged to start small businesses and join self-help groups(SHG) to save some of their profits for the group's growth. SHGs allow them to save money and borrow it from the group to improve their lifestyle and build self-reliance.
The program provides essential empowerment training for adolescent girls as a stepping stone to leadership. We encourage rural girls to stay and succeed in school, address girls’ health and well-being, and foster girls’ agency and confidence to help them pursue their dreams.
Advocacy at the grassroots level is crucial in pushing for change in structures, protocols, and policies that impede women and girls' access to their rights. This involves working closely with local government officials, street leaders, and Nyumba Kumi (informal community policing), as well as men and boys, who are often the first line of response in violence against women.
This initiative uses soccer to engage men and boys to support the broader movement for Gender Equality and educate soccer fans about men's responsibility to end violence against women and combat gender stereotypes.
Our weekly soccer sessions are delivered by trained coaches and peer educators who prepare the team for annual tournaments. These teams are provided with balls and other soccer equipment and the repair of some of the football pitches used in the project.
We love visitors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
Ruiru, Kiambu, Kenya
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
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