I Am My Bodyguard


I Am My Bodyguard is a community based organisation committed to empowering women and children with the knowledge amd skills to protect themselves against all forms of violence, including sexual violence, domestic violence, gender-based  violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and femicide. 

Each of our team have distinctive experiences with violence, and it is through those experiences that we propose to build a better tomorrow: upon the foundations of our shared history.

For every woman and child.


There are many ways you can get involved and support us in our fight to help women and children protect themselves against all forms of violence. Whether you want to assist with fundraising, take part in one of our workshops or donate to our cause.

If you share our passion, join our fight.


1 IN 3

One in three women are estimated to have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. (World Health Organisation, 2021)

1 Billion

Upto one billion children are estimated to have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the past year. (World Health Organisation, 2022)


Over 40% of Kenyan women will experience physical or sexual violence from their partners in their lifetime. (Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2014)


Our mission is to equip as many women and children as possible with the confidence, skills and knowledge to strengthen their ability to protect themselves against all forms of violence. 

We also want to build and operate a self-sustaining haven to protect and support women and children in times of need. A place of safety and security where they can feel comfortable, heal, receive counselling, take care of their children and rebuild their life.

We have a ‘Five Year Plan’ to develop a self-sustaining and revenue-producing shelter: an enterprise which is socially and economically sustainable. This means that, in time, our haven for women and children will be less dependent on the isolated support of good-will donations.

If you are an individual, school or business that would like to be a part of this ground-breaking and life-changing journey, then we would like to hear from you.


With the I Am My Bodyguard Course, I learned how to use my voice as a weapon to fight the evil.
Presenting an image of a child who participated in an I Am My Bodyguard course
This course taught me a lot and I enjoyed it!
Now I feel confident in myself.
Project Participant:

Violence against women represents a major health and social crisis across the globe. A crisis which pervades many different societies, cultures and communities, leaving lasting impacts on victims and survivors. Violence destroys women’s confidence, restricts their choices, inhibits their access to development opportunities and limits their ability to act. We want to help end this epidemic of violence and exploitation through the empowerment of women and children across the globe.