Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK) is a humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization that operates the only and the first ever Sexual and Gender Based Violence Rapid Response System and Helpline 1195 that today supports survivors GBV from grassroots to break the silence and quickly access GBV services through helpline 1195 after violation.
The uniqueness of HAKs GBV Rapid Response System has attracted many other like-minded stakeholders including private sector who have joined HAK in the prevention of violence in homes and during elections. The main aim of this project is to help survivors access quick GBV services on referral through confidential SMS system for timely prevention and treatment of infections such HIV.
HAKs GBV Rapid Response System has been recognized nationally and internationally by the United Nations System in Kenya and by USAID in Washington DC for creating this innovative idea that is today impacting people’s lives nationally and from grassroots through the latest technology. HAKs GBV system brings communities together to campaign against all forms of violence and begin to support survivors through the toll free helpline 1195.
Physically assaulted mother and her 1 year old baby girl soaked in blood and heavily bandaged was rescued by HAK. The baby was cut with a panga on the head by her father following domestic violence.