The project’s overall goal is to enhance access to justice for intellectually challenged victims and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence through integrated legal and psychosocial support service provision.This is achieved vide: direct legal aid and psychosocial support provision to victims and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, with a specific focus on the especially vulnerable class of intellectually challenged women and girls; enhancement of the already existing pro-bono lawyers’ scheme; engagement in community-, national-, regional- and international-level advocacy efforts towards motioning for legislative and policy reform,
as well as improved implementation of existing laws and policies addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kenya; raising awareness levels of women and girls’ legal and health rights within the target project areas; mainstreaming security as a concern for victims and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, as well as a concern for women’s rights defenders; and supporting and strengthening institutional processes within COVAW. The primary target project areas within this grant shall be Nairobi and Kiambu Counties.
- Provide direct legal and psycho-social support and assistance to survivors of SGBV, with a specific focus on access to justice for intellectual challenged women and girls (ICWGs).
- Enhance community awareness and participation in prevention and response to SGBV meted on intellectually challenged women through legal awareness forums.
- Contribute towards the implementation of existing laws and policies on Sexual and Gender Based Violence through expanded engagement with duty bearers and advocacy at county, national, regional and international levels.
- Contribute to the amendment of insensitive and derogatory laws and policies addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence meted on Intellectually Challenged Women and Girls