16 Days Campaign Spotlight: KAFA, Lebanon

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.

Kafa Poster 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 »

 
 

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