Medical Management and Psychosocial support

  • 44,000 survivors of GBV have received medical management and psychosocial support
  • Gave psychosocial support to over 180,000 survivors of the Post Election Violence 2007/2008
  • Gave medical treatment to a total of 3684 survivors of PEV being, 653 at hospital, 2812 through medical camps and 219 through partner hospitals e.g. Star Children’s Hospital Kisumu, Jocham Mombasa, FHOK Kisumu
  • GVRC has been giving psychosocial support services to post election violence survivors through the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission work (TJRC)
  • Strengthening of a Gender Based Violence Recovery Centre in Nyeri Level 5 hospital; GVRC taking lead in the keeping the promise campaign in Nyeri County
  • GVRC’s participation in the advocacy process that delivered the Protection Against Domestic Violence (PADV) Act
  • Corporate engagement – worked with corporate institutions in development of GBV related policies and prevention of GBV at the workplace
  • Inclusion of the 45 hours module on protocols of GBV management into the Bsc. Nursing curriculum

Provision of credible data

  • Statistics at GVRC have influenced key national initiatives including the enactment of the Sexual Offences Act 2006.
  • The statistics also influenced the decision by the Commission of Inquiry into the post election violence (Waki Commission) Courtesy of Recover; GVRC has preserved evidence and information crucial to bringing those responsible for the violent acts to justice.

Legislation and Policy

  • GVRC has trained police officers country wide to manage gender friendly desks at their assigned police stations. Through the trainings done in East Africa, there has been a representative from the police working under child protection and GBV. Results have been recorded with Kilimani police station in Kenya, Kawempe police station in Uganda as the two units have separate section to deal with children issues and improved quality of interventions as a result of the trainings.
  • GVRC has conducted trainings on child protection aimed at building the capacity of Terre des Hommes partners in East Africa. The participants trained included: medical doctors, social workers, police officers, opinion leaders e.g. religious leaders, chiefs, teachers, nurses, community health assistants, child officers, community leaders and youth groups, who were drawn from various areas across East Africa: Moshi, Musoma, Turkana, Nairobi, Kampala, Bondo, Taita Taveta and Garissa.
  • GVRC in partnership with stakeholders has been able to include protocols of medical and psychosocial management of survivors of GBV in 14 universities under the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and 56 medical colleges offering diplomas in nursing. These will see an approximate of 6000 graduates each year with holistic health care skills including management of sexual and domestic violence.

Coordination of court of cases

  • GVRC doctor has attended to 416 cases in various courts in the country and given expert testimonies that have been part of the evidence in bringing perpetrators to book.

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