Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: The Case of Gender Based Violence Helpline 1195

admin posted this 01 August 2014

GBV Helpline 1195 is supported by USAID funded project, Peace Initiative Kenya (PIK). It provides first line of response for victims and survivors of GBV by providing quick information to callers on where to receive medical care, police services, legal aid as well as psychosocial counselling among others. The call center also follows up on cases to ensure referrals are made as much as it is possible.

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I would like to commend help line 1195 for the great work of being available for survivors.However it would be a good platform to distribute cards with the numbers in all 47 counties, because Rape/ Defilement is a national pandemic.

Healthcare Assistance Kenya posted this 12 August 2014

Dear Maureen, Thanks for your observation about HAKs GBV Helpline 1195. It is true, the number is NOT known in most counties. This is evidenced through GBV statistics on defilement indicated below. Since January 2013 to 10th August 2014, we have recorded a total of 617 defilement cases through help line 1195. There is need to give the number visibility in all counties for the benefit of women and their children. During this period, girls recorded 577 defilement cases which is 94%, while boys recorded 40 (6%). Children (boys and girls) between the age of 0 to 17 years suffered the vice. Are we doing enough to protect these children? Through partnerships, we can! Let us give the women of Kenya the helpline and we shall have enhanced protection against all forms of violence for them and their children.

Defilement per county has been analysed as follows; with Nairobi taking the lead.

County . No. of defilement cases Nairobi 144 Vihiga 47 Kisumu 44 Kakamega 43 Kiambu 38 Nakuru 37 Mombasa 24 Nandi 25 Uasin Gishu 20 Muranga 17 Narok 15 Taita Taveta 13 Meru 12 Bungoma 11 Busia 11 Kisii 12 Machakos 9 Nyeri 9 Trans Nzoia 8 Embu 7 Kilifi 7 Migori 7 Samburu 5 Tana River 5 Garissa 4 Kajiado 4 Kericho 4 Nyamira 4 Baringo 3 Kitui 3 Kwale 3 Makueni 5 Nyandarua 3 Bomet 2 Homa Bay 2 Isiolo 2 Kirinyaga 2 Siaya 2 Elgeyo-Marakwe1 Marsabit 1 Tharaka Nithi 1 Wajir 1 Grand Total 617

Anyone with an idea on how we can end sexual violence on children which is so depressing to see children go through this pain and sometimes they are killed after they have been violated. Meanwhile, share the number with families and friends and you would have saved a life...!

Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK - GBV Hotline 1195).

Healthcare Assistance Kenya posted this 05 November 2014

The United Nations in Kenya Runner-up Person of the Year 2014 Mrs. Fanis Lisiagali, the Executive Director of Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK) who was awarded by the UN System in Kenya on 24th October 2014


The 4 Year Old Anita Osebe Moi who was Defilement, sodomised and Murdered at Iringa village, Bomonyara location, Tabaka Ward, South Mugirango Constituency, Kisii County. She was buried on October 31st October 2014.

I am so saddened by Anita’s death, Fanis laments!

Where did the perpetrator drop his heart for children. Did he have to murder the little girl? What a beastly act!!

I condemn this crime in the STRONGEST TERM!

                             **May Anita’s soul

                             **Rest in Peace*****

Stephanie Mutindi posted this 11 November 2014

Congratulations Mrs. Fanis Lisiagali, the Executive Director of Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK) who was awarded by the UN System in Kenya on 24th October 2014, you are a true Anti-GBV ambassador. Keep up the good work!!

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