Gender Based Violence 1195 Hotline

The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Hotline 1195 works in partnership with the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and gender Affairs, to help victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence to get rapid assistance to healthcare assistance and referrals.

Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK) Hotline 1195 entered into partnership with the State Department of Gender Affairs and signed a Memorundum of Understanding which was officially launched by the then Cabinet Secretary in charge of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Mrs. Sicily Kariuki.

Healthcare Assistance Kenya in partnership with the State Department of Gender Affairs operates the only sexual and Gender Based Violence rapid response system and Hotline-1195 in the country

1195 Hotline unique value lies in the fact that it is toll free to access and that it is linked to local facilities that provide medical treatment and prevention of infections, legal aid and rescue centers.

It also offers immediate 24-hour confidential tele-counselling and coordination of rescue missions through the latest technology i.e. SMS system for survivors.

Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK) is a national humanitarian non-profit making organization that supports survivors of sexual and gender based violence to access rapid sexual and gender based violence services through referrals.

HAK partners with Nairobi women’s Hospitals’ Gender Based Violence Recovery Centers, Communication Authority of Kenya, Legal Aid and mobile service providers

HAK is supported by the UN women, African Unite Kenya chapter, The Gender Violence Recovery Centre of Nairobi Women Hospital, the Kenya Red Cross, Safaricom Ltd, FIDA, CREW and the National police service.