An estimated 39% of of females aged 15+ experience physical violence in Kenya. 26%of females in Kenya have already experienced domestic violence in the last year. Making matters even worse, this violence can leave women vulnerable to human trafficking and other forms of abuse. According to the Global Slavery Index 2016, an estimated 56.6% of people in Kenya are vulnerable to slavery.
In a context where violence against women is high, Set Free Movement Leaders are working to catalyze an abolitionist culture in Kenya. Through Thrive, young women are mentored to become role models and community advocates addressing gender-based violence and human trafficking.
Leaders Yvonne and Lillian work to disciple young female leaders aged 20-26, mentoring them to become role models and sources of support to other women and girls.
This discipleship group is trained to help shift harmful value systems that perpetuate injustice, striving to build a resilient community with zero tolerance for gender-based violence and human trafficking.
This collaborative ministry is a partnership between the Free Methodist Church in Kenya, Free Methodist World Missions, Set Free, International Child Care Ministries, and other groups, seeking to create transformation beyond the church and into the community.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the Free Methodist Church in the USA. The majority of our work is done through partnerships. Last year, we worked with 100+ agencies in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. We believe human trafficking cannot be solved by only one organization or denomination – we’re all in this together!