International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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, economic recovery,

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 first

-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

in decision-making.

Through grassroots campaigns that channel women’s voices about their

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

legal justice.