Epidemics have been known to cause a spike in incidents of gender-based violence – including domestic abuse and sexual exploitation – as households struggle with heightened tensions, economic pressures and increased confinement in the home.
In humanitarian crises, women and children are highly vulnerable to violence and exploitation due to their lower socio-economic status grounded in pre-existing inequalities and discriminative social and legal norms. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an umbrella term for any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will and that is based on socially ascribed (i.e. gender) differences between males and females.
This program aims to provide a safe shelter, and tools to help GBV clients restart their lives again. These includes; basic vocational skills; Cookery, Soap making and tailoring, and psychosocial support for trauma cases.