Established in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC is a global
leader in women’s protection and empowerment
as well as conflict
mitigation and post-conflict reconstruction. IRC has special expertise in
GBV programming in emergencies
and extensive experience in peace
building programs, including peace building projects focused on youth
and tribal conflicts.
IRC has been operational in Kenya for 23 years currently implementing
projects in GBV prevention and response, health,
women’s empowerment, youth development, and conflict mitigation
and peace building.
Around the world, the IRC helps survivors heal and works with
communities and institutions to break the cycle of violence. As
-responders in emergencies, the IRC works hands-on to deliver urgent
care and referrals for survivors of assault. In
longstanding crises, IRC
provide safe spaces for women to come together for support and to
build skills at our women’s centers.
And in the aftermath of war, the IRC
addresses the root causes of violence against women by helping them
gain greater economic
independence and play a more meaningful role
Through grassroots campaigns that channel women’s voices about
experiences, IRC work with partners to reach out to men and boys to
change attitudes that foster violence against women.
It also advocates
with government officials to advance laws preventing violence against
women, and enforce
policies ensuring survivors’ access to care and