Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and Coast, Kenya
In 2011, Pathfinder’s APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast project facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence prevention and response program in Kenya that works to strengthen both the community and health systems. The program’s strategy aims to: mobilize communities to shift the sociocultural norms and inequities that are at the root of gender-based violence; foster supportive policies; enhance the delivery of quality medical, psychosocial, and legal services for survivors; and strengthen multisectoral collaboration and coordination through community and facility structures and processes.
In order to address the urgent, interconnected challenges in the Lake Victoria Basin—poor maternal and child health, a lack of access to contraception, dwindling fish supply, deforestation, and more—interventions must also work towards gender equality.
This Portuguese translation of a Pathfinder technical brief explores implementation of a multisectoral approach to GBV prevention and response across two projects in Mozambique, and outlines key lessons learned and next steps.