Archers Post, Samburu County, is prone to conflict and insecurity, which is frequently caused by persistent drought, which leads to resource-based conflicts (boundary conflicts) as livestock seek pasture and water.
This creates a climate of fear and insecurity, which makes it easier for indigenous women to be victims of SGBV. SWT has encouraged members of the community to embrace peaceful coexistence.
Political interference is a risk that has become a reality for us, particularly during this election season and political campaigns leading up to the general elections in 2022.
We provided capacity building to indigenous women who are cash transfer recipients on existing income-generating activities so that they can become self-sufficient and support their families.
SWT was able to identify SGBV victims by engaging local communities in Archers Post, Samburu East sub county.
With the help of Oxfam, we provided support to selected SGBV survivors at the household level by promoting cash transfers. Our goal is to improve their living conditions and the lives of their dependents.
We engaged the duty bearers (chiefs, sub chiefs, Community Health Volunteers, and hospital administrators) through teamwork to promote both preventive and responsive mechanisms to SGBV, as well as strengthen approaches aimed at SGBV reduction in Samburu county.
The psychosocial team (service providers) provided guidance and counseling to help them change their mindsets, gain confidence, and improve their self-esteem, ultimately improving their lives.