1195: SGBV Toll-Free Hotline

Africa UNiTE Kenya Chapter

Did you know that a 24hour toll-free hotline that responds to sexual and gender based violence exists in Kenya? Well, it does. The number to dial is 1195. Please tell all family and friends so that it can be put to use!

The hotline is operated by Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK), with support from various telecom agents such as Safaricom and Airtel. The goal of HAK’s SGBV hotline and the call up centre is to involve community members and survivors in the fight against sexual violence, FGM and other forms of violence that is meted on women and children by ensuring early reporting of all the cases within the recommended 72 hour window period. The endeavor is also to ensure that all other forms of violence are brought to an end by bringing in a platform that will enable community members to speak freely about the issues affecting them…

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