CONTINUATION ON SOCIAL SERVICES
o A total of 10 dialogues were conducted, and 842 (M-363, F-421) people were reached. The issues the community discussed included; child neglect, physical violence, illegal sale of food staffs, early marriage, and land wrangle as contributing factor to GBV .
|Above are the people during the discussion in oryang central and left is one of the men giving his point on Child Neglect.|
|A staff of Caritas speaking to the community members in the same dialogue in Acholibur.|
o In the reporting period 16 dramas were conducted in the two sub counties, 9 in Pajule and 7 in Acholibur. The drama reached a total of 621 (M-241, F-380) people. The drama derived from the SASA! start kits.
|Above pictures show two drama groups performing SASA! drama on GBV to the community members.|
|(L)The staff of Caritas talking to CAs during the mentorship meetings in Pajule, (R) are CA members of Acholibur Sub County attending mentorship meeting.|
o Caritas provided psychosocial support and comprehensive case management to the survivors. The case management supported survivors of violence to cope with the problem and helped to restore dignity and hope. A total of 64 cases were reported to our offices of which 09 on economic, 29 on psychological violence, 20 on sexual violence, 06 on physical violence and 02 non GBV cases .
Medical support to survivors of Gender Based Violence
o Physical injury and infections are some of the result of Gender based violence on a person. In the event that rape and physical injury occurred, the project provided medical treatment to the survivors for life saving. 24 clients were supported for medical treatment. 20 survivors were cases of sexual violence on young girls, and 02 were on physical violence and 02 non GBV violence cases.
o Conducted mediation services to 96 families experiencing Gender based violence. The purpose of mediation therefore was to restore harmony and peace in the family after violence. Caritas supported the traditional mediation mechanism to mitigate violence and counsel victims and survivors. In doing so, 13 mediations were conducted, 04 were physical violence, 07 were emotional violence cases and 02 were as a result of economic violence perpetrated by the husbands.
o A total of 12 legal counseling was conducted, 04 GBV and 06 on land related matter. Therefore most cases of sexual and physical violence have seen the perpetrators arrested, investigation done and waiting for court hearing or some have kicked off. The mediations have yielded positive results in that the perpetrators have been complying with the obligations set out during the mediation. The clan structures have been very useful in supporting appropriate responses to the problems during mediation.
|Caritas legal officer (Right in blue) with police officers conducting mediation in Ogagu in Pajule between two families over GBV|
|(L)A participants demonstrating how to facilitate discussion using the SASA! Poster, (R) CAs listening to the LC 5 councillor of Acholibur making closing remarks.|