AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN LAUNCHES GENDER BASED VIOLENCE SAFE SPACE

No. of pages: 6

Publication date: 29 January 2019

Author: Maureen TWAHIRWA

Publisher: Aimable Twiringimana

In March 2018, the Japanese government provided financial support to the UNFPA Rwanda country office for an amount of 300,000 USD to “increase
access to maternal, sexual and reproductive health, gender based violence prevention and response services to Burundian refugees’
women, adolescents and youth in Mahama camp”.

Two counselling rooms are available to those who enter the Safe Space and health care providers can assist
women and men by offering testing, emergency contraception, as well as dignity kits. A multi-purpose room in the facility serves as an open space for activities and conversations, in
particular among First Time Young Mothers, out of which 30 have been selected as peer-mentors in their community.