Slums present some of the highest statistics of gender based violence especially among girls and women. The Violence-free and safe spaces program aims at increasing knowledge and access to Sexual and Gender Based Violence prevention and response services among girls and women.
SYRADO creates safe spaces where girls and women who have survived violence or are prone to it are empowered with lifeskills, psycho-social support and information on the referrals pathways. Through the safe spaces, girls and women use art to share their experiences and heal. SYRADO also works with parents, health and medical actors, police, child protection committees, local leaders and other partners to respond to cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Furthermore,SYRADO also engages boys and males in the community through awareness raising, joint advocacy actions and enlisting male champions gender action learning tools and human rights based approaches to foster attitude since violence is deeply rooted in gender and culture.
SYRADO also utilizes media platforms to raise more awareness while engaging other key actors in creating a violence-free society.