Help & Shelter/Rainbow House Sexual Violence Awareness Project (Funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives)

Help & Shelter received funding of just over $4.5 million for a 4 month project to work in partnership with Rainbow House  to raise awareness for the prevention of sexual violence through development, production and dissemination of IEC materials on sexual violence and capacity development training on sexual violence prevention, protection and prosecution for service providers and other stakeholders including members of the LGBT community in 4 regions.


Project outcomes were:

  1. A user friendly handbook on the Sexual Offences Act 2010 that explains in simple language the main provisions of the SOA, tips on prevention of sexual violence, sexual violence & the LGBT community and what to do if sexually assaulted.

  2. A poster on sexual violence depicting the major types of sexual violence offences and tips on what to do if sexually assaulted.

  3. Airing of 3 one-hour live call in TV programmes on sexual violence prevention, SOA 2010 and rape culture on 3 TV stations.

  4. Airing of 2 one-hour live call in television programmes to create awareness and sensitize the general public on the prevention sexual violence in relation to the LGBT community.

  5. Development of PowerPoint presentations on types of sexual violence, rape myths and culture, SOA 2010 provisions, prevention, prosecution,  and protection for capacity development training and dissemination to service providers for further action and information.

  6. Organizing and facilitating of three (two-day regional training workshops in regions 2, 3, 5, 6 to raise awareness and build capacity of service providers, frontline workers, FBO’s, NGOs  and other stakeholders in the prevention, protection and prosecution of sexual violence.

  7. Organizing and facilitating of two one-day regional training workshops to raise awareness, identify, recruit and build capacity of outreach peer educators on prevention of sexual violence in regions 2,3,5,6 in relation to SOA 2010.

  8. M&E of IEC materials for educational value, relevance, appropriateness, acceptance, impact and evaluating of regional workshops for capacity development.


Download the CFLI Contribution Agreement2.58 MB
Final Report -Canada Fund Project610 KB
Final Financial Report for Canada Fund Project- 2015 99.66 KB
Sexual Offences Act Handbook246.4 KB