Sexual and Gender-based violence good practice case studies Kenya

In June 2015, the Kenya Red Cross started a project aimed to ensure access to health care for survivors of sexual violence and other forms of violence in the informal settlement and to reduce their vulnerabilities to mental health issues.

Based on the joint assessment carried out by KRCS, ICRC and an external consultant between March – May 2015 in five urban informal settlements in Nairobi including Huruma, Mathare, Mukuru, Dandora and Korogocho, a Community Health strategy was identified as the entry point for the project. Community Health Volunteers (CHV) were defined as a critical workforce in the strategy as they are involved in improving access of community members to health care services.