The ‘Women safety in Tea Zones’ project (WSP) in Kericho and Bomet Counties aims to achieve two outcome areas as follows:

  • Investment in safety and economic viability of safe public spaces
  • Improving attitudes and behaviors related to women and girls’ rights to enjoy public spaces free from Sexual Violence against Women and Girls.

GVRC continues to advocate for and to support women’s and girls’ access to quality, multi-sectoral services essential for their safety, protection and recovery. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to gender equality of women, men and children in Kericho and Bomet. Specifically, it aims to achieve this by ensuring that knowledge, attitudes and practices that translate to behaviors are challenged to mitigate the consequences of GBV such as improving on reporting of incidences. The WSP is primarily targeting children, women, stakeholders, community and employees within the Tea estate to influence them towards creating safe spaces at household and community level. The interventions call for both individual and collective actions. This seeks to maintain and accelerate the efforts towards protecting children and women. GVRC has deployed adaptive, inclusive and collaborative approaches to ensure maximum impact is realized.


The Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA) is supporting GVRC to implement a project dubbed ‘Safe Spaces for Gender Based Violence Survivors’ in HomaBay County. The project aims to achieve three outcome areas as follows:

1). Enhanced capacities of service providers to offer quality, comprehensive GBV services in HomaBay County.

2). Enhanced survivor centered clinical areas and counseling rooms at the HomaBay county referral Hospital

3). Enhanced capacities of implementing partners on GBV management.

GVRC plays a key role in the capacity strengthening of stakeholders and target groups on medical management and psychosocial support of GBV cases We have been tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of a functional referral system across the partners including ensuring use of proper tolls for data collection from community level, involved health facilities and involved justice, law and order stakeholders and management of the data.


November 15, 2021


UN Women