GBV in Puntland
This project, funded by UNICEF and implemented by GRT, aimed at building a safer future for women and children, and at enhancing a preventive and response mechanism to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Puntland, Northern Somalia.
The action's main objective is to provide GBV survivors and children victim of violence with psychosocial support and health-related one as well as support awareness raising campaigns on the GBV and Child Protection (CP) themes.
Description of Activities:
In order to achieve the above-mentioned results, GRT has been documenting and solving the reported SGBV cases through psychosocial, legal and medical support as well as having carefully followed the work of 3 different focal points (in Bosaso, Garowe and Galkayo).
Moreover, GRT staff have made sure that all beneficiaries received proper emotional support from trained counselors and that dialogue with elders and religious leaders was installed in order to solve disputes and conflict.
As well as this, children victim of violence, migrants children and IDPs ones have been provided with recreational activities and programs to enhance their quality of life.
This project identified as main beneficiaries the survivors of Gender-Based Violence and children victims of violence in Bosaso, Garowe and Galkayo, in the Puntland region.
As a result of the implementation of this project 400 Gender-Based Violence survivors and 100 children victims of violence have benefit from psycho-social support services on the basis of their specific needs and have received timely medical care.
Community awareness campaigns on the importance to prevent and mitigate GBV and CP issues have also been implemented throughout the period of the project and the officers of the Ministry of Women Development and Family Affairs (MOWDAFA) have been trained in order to apply criterias for identification, referral and monitoring of GBV cases.