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Drop-in Centres

Reaching into the Community

 

JSAC believes that communities should take responsibility for the protection of women and children. It also appreciates that taking women out of the community can be a challenge to cultural practices and that doing so may make it hard to find a long-term solution to problems. It has therefore set up the village drop-in centres to provide community based prevention and protection. Groups of key individuals have been trained to set up GBV support mechanisms, and to identify “at risk” individuals.

The drop-in centres are supported by JSAC, Nambikkai Illam and the WDOs. Whilst most cases identified by the village drop-in centres are addressed within the community, some are referred to the Safe House, or to the judiciary system