Nairobi Womens Hospital-Gender Violence Recovery Center(GVRC)
Country of Operation
- Center for Rights Education and Awareness(CREAW)Not-for-profit
- Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP)Not-for-profit
- UNICEFForeign aid agency or multilateral organization
- Coalition on Violence against Women (COVAW)Not-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryGVRC provides free medical treatment and psychosocial support to survivors of gender based violence. Treatment focuses on Post Exposure Prophylaxes (PEP) given within 72 hours of assault to help prevent infection of HIV/AIDS.
GVRC's vission is to create a society free from gender based violence, as well as to model a referral center of excellence that provides free medical treatment and psychosocial support to survivors of gender based violence.
Key program components
The Gender Violence Recovery Center (GVRC) is a non-profit making, non-partisan, charitable trust of the Nairobi Woman’s Hospital.The beneficiaries of GVRC include women, children and men who are survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Core Values: * Professionalism: GVRC upholds professional ethics, works towards excellent execution of responsibilities and is results oriented. * Respect for diversity: GVRC is sensitive to and has respect for human diversity including culture, politics, sex, religion, class and privilege, nationality, gender, race, age and disability. * GVRC also values teamwork and works towards the collective good.
Since inception (March 2001) GVRC has treated over 16,260 survivors of gender based violence. The centre receives an average of 260 survivors per month. In 2011, served 2954 patients.