Transcending Sexual Violence: Providing Support for Survivors through the Nairobi Women’s Hospital Gender Violence Recovery Centre


Nelly*is a survivor of sexual violence who has persistently resolved to overcome stigma, rejection, fear and suicidal thoughts that threatened to immobilise her after she was raped in 2014. GVRC Project Participant Transcending Sexual Violence: Providing Support for Survivors through the Nairobi Women’s Hospital Gender Violence Recovery Centre .It has not been an easy journey. With the assistance of counselling staff and members of a sexual violence support group at the Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) in Nairobi, she has made tremendous strides in her recovery. Currently, Nelly is positively channeling her energy to transform the lives of survivors of sexual violence by supporting children who have undergone abuse in the school where she works.


To read the entirety of Nelly’s Story click HERE : GVRC: Nelly’s Story