GVRC is the pioneer facility of this kind with a unique integrated model offering GBV response services in the region. It has supported over 58,000 survivors of GBV with medical and psychosocial support services since its inception. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, GVRC provided medical and psychosocial support services to 4,067 survivors of GBV. This was the highest annual recorded data. GVRC’s One-Stop Centre model has been successfully replicated and adopted in various county referral hospitals such as Makueni, Kisii, Homa Bay, Baringo, Kwale, Nyeri, Samburu, and others.

Through collaborative efforts with both state and non-state actors, GVRC has implemented social, and behavioural change interventions through nationwide campaigns, continuous engagement on social media platforms and grassroot-level interactions with beneficiaries. One example of such campaigns included the successful #1000Steps4Baringo ultra-marathon event in 2019 that had Kipchoge Kirui Kurui, a champion athlete,  running through Baringo County for 20 days creating awareness on GBV prevention and response.

GVRC has been a key player in the development, review and dissemination of GBV related legislations and policies, for example, the enactment of the Sexual Offences Act in 2006, the Protection Against Domestic Violence Act 2015, the domestication of the National Sexual Gender Based Violence Policy in Homabay e.t.c.  In collaboration with the Nursing Council of Kenya, GVRC incorporated a 45-hour module on GBV management protocols in the Bachelor of Nursing degree curriculum. GVRC co-chairs the National Gender Sector Working Group under the State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action.

GVRC actively facilitates and supports capacity development initiatives for service providers, duty bearers and rights holders across the country. They include teachers, Health Service Providers, the National Police Service, the Judiciary, representatives from the grassroots structures (Community Health Promoters and Community Based Organizations), children, men, and women.

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