Prevention and Response to GBV
This project aims at identifying and supporting vulnerable population, including children, exposed to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in drought-affected areas of Puntland. The project tackles both prevention and response mechanisms through a combination of activities which rely on the consolidated experience in the sector together with long-term presence of GRT in the area of intervention.
The project's main goal is to strenghten prevention and response mechanism for Gender-Based Violence survivors and children in Bosaso, Garowe and Galkayo communities affected by drought.
Description of Activities:
In order to implement this project GRT is carrying out a different range of activities all aiming at supporting vulnerable people in the above-mentioned locations.
During the initial phase GRT has been providing health treatment and medical support to GBV survivors and has conducted a safe and confidential identification of GBV survivors and children survivors of violence. Afterwards, survivors received direct emotional support and orientation as well as some short and long term Psychosocial rehabilitation plans.
As well as this, GRT provided training in Psychosocial support and Clinical Management of Rape for health service providers and provided 450 women and girls victims of GBV with 450 dignity kits.
Large scale awareness campaigns on GBV and protection issues were also conducted in order to sensitise the community on the causes and negative effects of GBV and to lobby the government to support the fight against it.
The direct beneficiaries of the project are about 4000 vulnerable people living in the above-mentioned locations, as well as Internally Displaced People and local staff. Indirect beneficiaries are around 10,000 according to an estimation of people reached through radio broadcast during awareness campaigns.