Not This Girl in Association with Action Aid
Owlyn Foundation is delighted to have got involved with Action Aid’s “Not Any Girl” campaign: a three-year project tackling violence against women and girls in three counties across Kenya: Homa Bay, Kilifi and Garissa. The project’s is named after the focus of the campaign, that “not any girl should suffer from violence”. Over the course of the three years, Action Aid aims to reach over 5,300 girls and nearly 3,400 community members to reduce and prevent violence against girls.
Project activities include setting up girls’ forums in all the three counties – in 42 schools in total – and holding community forum meetings with key stakeholders and community members. The girls’ forums will be meeting monthly, aimed at out-of-school girls to share information on violence prevention. Action Aid are working closely with the local community and are also producing information leaflets, posters and flyers about the project to help with awareness raising and community engagement as well as the development and expansion of a SMS platform where a survivor of violence, their friend, family member or anyone else they trust in the community can send a free text message for help and report violence committed against them. Action Aid are also consulting with relevant specialist services including paralegals, health practitioners, representatives from the police and judiciary, as well as other civil society organisations at county level to make them aware and bring them on board with the project.