Kenya

Thinking About Safety as Part of Mental Health Services in Kenya

Sep 01, 2020

HIAS Kenya is focused on getting basic necessities to clients to help them deal with mental health issues.

We Open Our Hearts for Them

As the global refugee crisis continues to affect millions, HIAS is expanding our response. Watch our new video.

Cell Phones Become a Lifeline For Refugees Struggling With Mental Health

Aug 12, 2020

As therapy sessions become phone calls and support groups become WhatsApp group texts, HIAS clients count on phones, chat apps, and even social media to stay in touch with counselors and peers.

Ensuring Refugees’ Basic Needs During Pandemic

Apr 01, 2020

HIAS is assisting many people in crisis and adversely affected by COVID-19: they need to purchase basic needs and buy goods to help prevent the spread of the virus, and have access to food and shelter.

GBV Social Support Group Brings Healing for Refugees

Jan 10, 2020

A support group run by HIAS Kenya is helping lesbian, bisexual, and queer women who have experienced gender-based violence.

VIDEO: We Open Our Hearts for Them

Dec 10, 2019

As the global refugee crisis continues to affect millions, HIAS is expanding our response. Watch our new video.

With a Safe Space, Women Bond and Save

Mar 27, 2019

HIAS Kenya started a “safe space” where refugee women are learning about high self-esteem, financial management skills, peer networking, and raising of self-awareness of their rights.

HIAS Active in 16 Days Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence

Dec 14, 2018

HIAS joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the international campaign to stop violence against women and girls.

16 Days of Activism: Standing Up to Violence Against Women

Dec 20, 2016

Some bold men in Uganda opted to walk in women’s shoes for a day—literally. They joined a march in the streets of Kampala, boldly decked out in high heels, purses and women’s wraps in order to make a very public statement about the need to end violence against women. This was one of many events held around the world during the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women.

Joseline's Journey To Safety

Oct 13, 2016

In August 2013, when she was just 24, Joseline* fled her home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo after surviving a brutal act of sexual violence perpetrated by six unknown male attackers. Now 27, she is getting a new lease on life thanks to the help she received from HIAS.

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