Providing protection


Helping people feeling protected is an essential part of improving physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

Protection for the most vulnerable

Countries that are affected by conflict, war and violence (inside the home and outside) cause insecurity and people do not feel protected. We strive to provide this protection for all, particularly for the most vulnerable groups including women, children, the elderly, disabled, LGBTQI, and people with psychosocial and mental disabilities.

How do we provide protection?

We improve access to safe spaces and specialist psychosocial care for women and girls. We provide psychosocial services and access (including referrals) to specialised services and health services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. We build the capacity of community workers, medical professionals and health workers so they can identify and deal with the sources of psychological and social distress. Through education we improve knowledge and awareness of harmful behaviours and practices related to violence against women and girls. Prevention starts early in life, by engaging with different actors and working with agents of change to promote gender equality and empowerment of women.

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