Organizational background and history

Hope After Rape (HAR) is a voluntary women founded NGO formed in 1994 as a result of concern about the increasing number of reports of child sexual abuse, rape, HIV/AIDS and other forms of gender based violence (GBV). Since its inception, issues of child abuse, HIV/AIDS and GBV have been HAR’s major areas of program implementation.

Vision

‘A society free from ill health, abject poverty and any form of human rights violations’

Mission

“To empower children, women and communities to prevent sexual and other forms of abuse and facilitate the rehabilitation of the survivors through advocacy, training and psychosocial support”

HAR Core Values

Love, Commitment, Fair society, Respect, Humor, and Integrity

Staffing

The organisation is headed by a Program Manager (PM) and three program officers including: Finance and Administration officer (FAO); Psychosocial officer; Training officer; and Advocacy, research & documentation (ARD) officers. The organization has other staff including Accounts Assistant, Administrative Secretary, Social workers, office attendants, and volunteers

OBJECTIVES OF HOPE AFTER RAPE

  • Initiate and strengthen communication and collaboration among stakeholders involved in the work of prevention and management of all forms of abuse against children, youths and women.

  • To promote and conduct research, documentation and dissemination of information in all areas of abuse against children, youths and women.

  • To provide care and support to survivors of all forms of abuse, disabled persons and other vulnerable groups including HIV/AIDS affected and infected.

  • Develop and influence relevant training programs on issues of promotion and protection of women, youths and children’s rights, HIV/AIDS, livelihood and Gender Based Violence.

  • Advise government, universities and other professional bodies about the psychological issues surrounding vulnerable groups.