Human Rights - GBV
This project, implemented by GRT with IIDA Women's Development Organisation and Terre Solidali, aims at achieving change for members of the security institution, parliamentarians, members of regional governments, survivors of Human Rights violations and the general public. The project's main objective is to strenghten the partnership between CSOs and the Security Sector in order to end violence against women and children in South-Central Somalia and Puntland.
In order to achieve this, the project intervenes in 4 different areas: Population, Practitioners, Organisations and System and focuses on bringing change in all 4 levels.
The most important goal of this project is to sensitize members of the security agencies, parliamentarians, regional executives and the general public in order to enhance safety and security of women and children and create safety spaces for them. At the same time, children and women survivors of Human Rights violations are provided with skills training and economic support so that they can pick up with their livelihoods as productive members of the community.
Description of Activities:
As part of the project, GRT provides support with different activities. In particular the organisation supports the design and implementation of preventive Human Rights Education Programme, a Gender Dialogue Platform for security institutions and communities, the design and implementation of a multi sector response model for GBV survivors and children and a psycho-social support, as well as several community mobilisation workshops and dialogue forums between security institutions and communities.
The main beneficiaries of this project are part of the civil population and individuals who have knowledge and skills necessary to reach and interact with the project beneficiaries. Among these, health workers, government officials, members of UN bodies operating in Somalia and CSOs workers, security organisations, health institutions, NGOs and their management as well as the government and donors.
The project increased the security sector and public awareness on the importance of safety and security for women and children through the design and implementation of Human Rights Education Program for Social and Peace transformation and Gender Dialogue Platforms for security institutions and communities. It reduced incidences of Human Rights Violations targeting women and children by members of security agencies and other armed groups, it enhanced the ability of women and children survivors of violence and it streghtened the capacity of national security insitutions and local communities on how to prevent violence against women and girls. As well as this, the project has improved the appreciation of relevant regional and international treaties and conventions.