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We are non-​profit mak­ing, non-​partisan; char­i­ta­ble trust of the Nairobi Women’s Hos­pi­tal (NWH) which is a pri­vate insti­tu­tion that spe­cialises in obstet­rics and gynae­col­ogy ser­vices and seeks to pro­vide holis­tic care to women and their families.

GVRC’s main pur­pose is to bring back mean­ing to survivor’s lives and their fam­i­lies. We do this through the pro­vi­sion of free med­ical treat­ment and psy­choso­cial sup­port to sur­vivors of gen­der based vio­lence. The med­ical sup­port given is the basic treat­ment for sur­vivors of Gen­der Based Vio­lence (GBV) that includes emo­tional, phys­i­cal, sex­ual and psy­cho­log­i­cal abuse.

“We bring back meaning to lives of survivors and families.”

— Gender Violence Recovery Centre | GVRC

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    The sto­ries I heard from inter­view­ing patients in the hos­pi­tal wards taught me how pre­dom­i­nant con­struc­tions of mas­culin­ity tied to phys­i­cal vio­lence in the house­hold. Mean­while, I also assisted with GVRC’s pos­i­tive mas­culin­ity cam­paign with Kenya’s National Seven’s Rugby Team. These rugby play­ers were the role mod­els of many youth in Kenya and they talked in uni­ver­si­ties and used their influ­ence to lower instances phys­i­cal abuse in the house­hold by pos­i­tively alter­ing soci­etal per­cep­tions of mas­culin­ity.”  
    Jilene Chua


    “I vol­un­teered at GVRC for one year, in the Social Work Depart­ment. Dur­ing my time at GVRC I worked with such lovely, warm hearted staff who were always open to work­ing with me, men­tor­ing me, and allow­ing me to hone my skills as a Social Worker. I had a chance to merge the the­o­ret­i­cal aspects of social work into prac­ti­cal work. I espe­cially enjoyed the ward rounds, where I inter­acted with sur­vivors. I also worked with the staff to assist those sur­vivors who needed shel­ter, legal aid, and adop­tion ser­vices among many oth­ers. I vis­ited all the GVRC branches and loved inter­act­ing with staff and part­ners of GVRC. This was indeed a life chang­ing expe­ri­ence I wouldn’t trade for any other!”  
    Julie Mutuku

    GVRC has put a lot of impact upon my life from the time I came to work as an intern. In the first place, it is the only insti­tu­tion I came to know, whose main pur­pose is to bring back mean­ing, to Gen­der Based Vio­lence sur­vivors’ lives and their fam­i­lies.
    Harriet Murage


Dr. Sam Thenya

26 years experience

Founder and Group CEO of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Gender Violence Recovery Center and The Nairobi Women’s Hospital Medical Training College. He’s Passionate about Social entrepreneurship, women’s health and gender violence related issues.

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