Indashyikirwa Women’s Safe spaces for IPV in Rwanda - Practice brief

Programmmes to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) must also consider the safety and support needs of women experiencing abuse. This is especially important for programmes that raise awareness of violence in communities with limited knowledge of, or access to, services. Indashyikirwa, an IPV prevention programme in Rwanda, established women’s safe spaces, where women and men could disclose and discuss IPV, and be referred or accompanied to health, justice or social services.

This brief is aimed at those interested in providing informal support services as part of a comprehensive IPV prevention programme.

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: August 2018

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