A new Study decries SRHR & GBV service centres shortage

Jan 3, 2020
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Faith Victory Association (FVA) has requested the increase of one stop centre services to ease information sharing and preserve GVB related evidence.

The statement was declared by FVA director of Operations (D.O) during a press conference held on December 30th 2019 with aim of disseminating key findings on study about the use of Community Score Cards on SRHR &GBV service delivery.

The FVA D.O declared that Isange One Stop Centers provide good services but the community decries their shortage and the long journey searching SRHR & GBV services where these centres are located.

“Isange One Stop centres are few and located in a long distance compared to the community they are mandated to serve. As of now, they are only 44 centres countrywide. With centres shortage, people are discouraged to go for SRHR and GBV services. We wish these centres are established at least at sector level to improve accessibility of the service.” Diane Umutoni-FVA D.O revealed

The findings portrayed Community Score Cards (CSC) as very important to allow citizens to participate in decision-making, call for transparency and accountability, and enable improvement in the quality of service delivery.

The study report also highlighted challenges facing SRHR and GBV services delivery. Among these challenges include : Citizens are not well educated and sensitized about the law on GBV and therefore, victims of GBV do not know about their rights, no services to sensitize citizens to change cultural and religious behaviors and attitudes that contribute to GBV, no programs or services to prevent and protect young children particularly girls including monitoring ICT and social media communication, no strong mechanisms to prevent gender corruption among other findings.

Faith Victory Association (FVA) is a Rwandan faith-based organization legally operating in Rwanda as a Non-Government Organization with a legal status no 13/11. FVA is one of the largest Rwandans NGOs with a strong mandate of working together with communities in order to facilitate processes that assist in eradicating poverty, preventing and controlling diseases, environmental protection, promoting equality within the communities and developing capacity building programs aimed at transforming the society.

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