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Tools for » PBF/SLE/C-4: Strengthening national responses to the prevention and management of sexual gender-based violence
Project ID:00077296Description:PBF/SLE/C-4 Gender-based viole
Fund:
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 15 Jan 2011
Theme:
Human Rights -W1
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Operationally Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple
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Project Description:

The objectives of this project are:

To strengthen national referral system for victims of SGBV through strengthening communities involvement, capacity building of institutions and strengthening data collection within and between institutions

To strengthen the role of the community in promoting and respecting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, through the involvement of community leaders, including engaging men and boys, as change agents and educators in the fight against SGBV

To contribute to an enabling legal environment for the promotion and protection of the rights of women and girls

To strengthen institutional capacities for prevention, investigation, referral to HIV/AIDS related services and prosecution of SGBV cases as well as integration of SGBV survivors into communities 

To mainstream HIV/AIDs awareness into all project activities

 

Gender Marker Score:

The project targeted results relate completely with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820.

 

PBF Priority Area(s) and Outcomes:

PBF Priority area 2.

Promote coexistence and peaceful conflict resolution

 

Outcome, Outputs and Key Activities:

Outcome 1: Enhanced Prevention, Referral, Protection and Redress for victims/survivors of SGBV

Outputs

Output 1.1: Strengthened response at community and national level for enhanced prevention, prosecution, psycho-social and medical support to victims and survivors of SGBV 

 

Key Activities: 

  • Strengthen referral systems by extending the scope of the National referral protocol for child victims of abuse to include adult victims, and including community based systems for improved access to services e.g. free medical care (VCT/ PEP and STIs screening and treatment), psychosocial and legal support.
  • Support the provision of special training to Social Workers, Health workers and Community-based Organizations (CBOs) in SGBV response management including psycho-social support.
  • Support the provision of specialized training of medical doctors, FSUs and selected health workers in SGBV screening, PEP kits for HIV/AIDs treatment and presentation of timely reports to facilitate convictions.
  • Promote victim/survivor witness support initiatives managed by CSOs and the existing chiefdom community advocacy groups to enhance SGBV prosecution, including legal aid for victims/survivors.
  • Provide learning programs targeting judges, magistrates, Justices of Peace, police prosecutors on management of SGBV related matters.
  • Support victim rehabilitation programs through training in basic livelihood skills, and provision of start-up kits and micro-finance and empowerment to regain self esteem.
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