GBV and Vulnerable Childhood
In Somalia, and especially inside IDPs camps, women and children suffer disproportionately from lack of resources and they are extremely vulnerable when it comes to various form of violence, including GBV, trafficking recruitment or prostitution. In such a context GRT, with the contribute of OCHA - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, implemented a project aiming at reducing these form of violence and enhancing the local actors' response to them.
This project aimed at improving the quality of comprehensive protection services and vulnerable children, ensuring equal access to services, comprehensive case management, Psychosocial support and enhancing the quality of local actors to respond to GBV and Child Protection (CP) concerns in a view of guaranteering a qualitative and sustainable support.
Description of Activities:
In order to achieve the above-mentioned results GRT has provided safe and confidential identification of GBV survivors through 15 focal points in the IDP settlements, 4 facilitators and a dedicated support line. As well as this, GBV survivors have received timely and appropriate support through case management and some of the most vulnerable survivors benefited from livelihood opportunities - individual tailored support (ITS) and vocational training.
Moreover, awareness-raising events have been organised targeting different community actors and psychosocial support/recreational activities have been carried out for children and adolescents through the establishment of 2 child friendly spaces to be used as day-care centres.
Furthermore, GBV survivors have been referred to foster families and the capacity of local actors to offer accurate serviced to GBV survivors and children have been improved through training delivery with a focus on quality of services.
The main beneficiaries of this project have been children under 18, Internally Displaced People and local staff dealing with GBV survivors and child protection issues.
As a result of this project 92 GBV survivors have received medical assistance and have been referred to hospitals and clinics, 203 GBV survivors received support through case management, 88 GBV survivors received livelihood support in terms of ITS and vocational training and 50 start-up kits and 225 solar light torches have been distributed.
Moreover, GRT carried out 4 awareness-raising activities with the participation of 61 people and implemented recreational activities for children in 2 different locations, involving more than 1000 children.
GRT conducted 3 trainings to foster families and 6 trainings on GBV/CP related topics (Case Management, Psychosocial Support, Gender Mainstreaming) as well as 3 refresher trainings on foster interim care.