Gender Based Violence Committee

Our ultimate goal is to end gender-based violence, especially in informal and rural settlements, and create a society where everyone is safe and respected.


The GBV committee is a collection of gender activists from all social justice centres. They are responsible for documenting, accessing, monitoring, and referring gender-based violence cases, as well as conducting awareness-raising activities in informal and rural settlements. Part of our efforts is to hold perpetrators of gender-related violence accountable. We also provide survivors with access to legal and medical services, as well as psychological and emotional support. As part of our efforts to address SGBV, we have gender desks in 42 rural and informal settlements. In the past two years, we have referred over 2900 cases to different partners. We also provide training, legal aid clinics, and community forums to raise awareness about prevention and response to SGBV. We also work with community leaders and local government agencies such as police gender desks, and children’s officers to ensure they respond to SGBV. 


The Committee members comprise 160 gender activists drawn from all Social justice centres . Additionally, the committee has 10 gender specialists, 336 community members, and leaders to ensure victims receive appropriate assistance.


We aim to decrease levels of gender-based violence among women, girls, youths, and children in various informal settlements across the country.


  1. The committee has documented and referred over 3714 cases, resulting in improved coordination between different sectors and the Social Justice Centre Working Group. 
  2. A total of 378 survivors have received psychosocial counselling supported by the SJC.
  3. Conducted 12 legal aid clinics reaching 378 survivors (237 women, 141 men) of GBV. 
  4. 36 legal cases filed in the courts, 7 verdicts (6 convictions and 1 acquittal). 
  5. Strengthening the operational capacity of social justice centres through gender desks in 12 counties: Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa, Kajiado, Baringo, Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia, Migori, Kisumu, and Siaya.
  6. The committee has conducted 72 community forums, directly reaching 2113 community members, including survivors, in order to prevent SGBV.
  7. Contributed to the development of the Sexual Harassment Policy, Finance management policy, and Strategic Plan of SJCWG.


Gender Based Violence Member