Overall Objective :
Strengthening access to community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) to survivors of Torture and Organised Violence (TOV) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the sub-counties of Nakuru and Naivasha in Kenya.
Midrift Hurinet has been working in partnership with DIGNITY in Nakuru, Kenya since 2014 on the Intersectoral Prevention of Urban Violence project focused on building trust between the police and civil society. This project shed light on the problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in the informal settlements in the sub-counties of Nakuru and Naivasha and the need for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in these communities.
- To strengthen access to MHPSS services in the local communities of Rhonda and Karagita in the sub-counties of Nakuru and Naivasha
- To increase awareness in local communities on mental health and GBV and influence policy-makers and decision makers to prioritise access to MHPSS and the development and implementation of gender policies and programmes.
- To reinforce the capacities and position of Midrift as a key actor capable of facilitating access to MHPSS and promote development and implementation of MHPSS servicess and gender-friendly policies and programmes.