GBV in Somalia
The project "Prevention of child trafficking and Gender-Based Violence as well as protection and care of victims in Somalia", funded by IOM-International Organisation for Migration and implemented by GRT, aimed at providing protection services for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Asylum Seekers and GBV survivors in Puntland, specifically in Garowe.
The main objective of this project was to enable GBV survivors and children to receive medical and psychological services and livelihood support throughout the period of the project and after. Another key goal of the action was to strenghten key institutions that address GBV, such as health care providers, traditional birth attendant, religious institution and community support groups.
Description of Activities:
This project has been carried out throughout the delivery of some training for psychosocial counselors and some for traditional birth attendants as well as with the distribution of solar lanterns to improve people lives and with the conduction of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) surveys and Forum Group Discussions (FGDs).
The main beneficiaries of this project have been GBV survivors and victims of child trafficking in Garowe.
Thanks to this project 117 GBV survivors received assistance/case management, 110 GBV survivors received psychosocial support/counseling services, 81 GBV survivors were referred to medical care and 71 GBV survivors benefited from individual tailored support. As well as this, 99 traditional birth attendants and 92 participants have been trained.
As part of this project, GRT managed to distribute 298 solar lanterns with the support of IOM.