Nyaka’s Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) program was launched in 2015 as a response to the needs of a nine-year-old female student who had suffered abuse with no place to turn for help. Like the rest of our programs, we take a holistic, multi-faceted approach to advocating for survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) including providing medical care, mental health care, legal support, and community outreach. We have supported over 600 survivors, facilitated prosecuting over 200 perpetrators in the courts of law, and have carried out training and awareness raising activities in partnership with the community as a whole.
Through the community outreach portion of this program, over 500,000 people have received training and awareness messages to combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) since 2015. A large number of these people have been reached through our annual Walk Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. Nyaka’s annual walk was birthed in July 2018, out of the urgent need to widely respond against the escalating situation in Kanungu.
Nyaka will host its 4th Annual Walk Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on Friday July 21st, 2023 in Rukungiri District with the aim of raising awareness, sharing details of support services, and encouraging community involvement and commitment in prevention and reporting of violence. Last year, the event attracted close to 4,000 walkers including students, grandmothers, partner organizations, local government officials, Uganda Police, Nyaka staff, friends of Nyaka, well-wishers and the community - making it the most attended event of its kind in Kanungu District.
Your donation today will ensure we can successfully reach thousands of community members to raise awareness of how to fight this battle.
Thank you in advance for helping us achieve our goal of ensuring communities learn how to end Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and spreading the message to all perpetrators or potential perpetrators that, enough is enough, and their actions will no longer be tolerated.