The Rainbo Initiative conduct outreach work around the whole of Sierra Leone to try and prevent gender-based violence.
The Rainbo Initiative go in to schools, churches, mosques, community centres and slum areas to educate communities about GBV and how to prevent it. This includes teaching children songs with key messages in and engaging the media locally to spread the word.
We hold Monthly Community Stakeholder Meetings with leaders of all communities we work in. We make an Action Plan with them and present them with data on about of GBV survivors we saw at Rainbo Centres from their communities. We try and emphasize that communities take ownership and actively prevent GBV in their areas.