On the occasion of the 16 Days Campaign, find out about a group from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, working to end violence against women.
Based in Beirut, Global Fund grantee partner KAFA (Enough) Violence and Exploitation is a shining example of a feminist organization that addresses gender based violence at multiple levels. Using three key strategies of providing critical relief and support, raising consciousness/awareness, and promoting advocacy, KAFA consistently struggles to achieve its vision of a world free from violence and exploitation of women and children. KAFA was founded in 2005 by a group of committed activists and professionals with a long history of working on women’s rights in Lebanon.
KAFA fills a critical need for Lebanese women to access safe spaces and resources to resist domestic violence and abuse. Its workshops and seminars bring together a diverse constituency of social workers, specialist doctors, therapists, and others to provide vital resources and support for women and children to resist violence. KAFA operates a helpline and a ‘Listening and Counseling Center,’ which provides a wide-range of services: legal support and consultation, psycho-social support, safe shelter, court representation, and referral services. Read More »