Addressing gender based violence among women who use drugs
Despite women who use drugs experiencing serious violence from intimate sexual partners, interventions that focus on gender based violence are limited in Kenya. The national key population program focuses on preventing violence perpetrated by police and other community stakeholders leaving out violence by intimate sexual partners. Intimate partner violence influences/mediates decisions women make in regard to uptake of harm reduction services, sexual reproductive health and sustainable livelihoods.
What will Women Nest Do?
- Design gender based violence interventions for women who use drugs.
- Build capacity of key stakeholders on gender based violence among women who use drugs.
- Partner with gender based violence recovery centers to address GBV among women.
- Support women who use drugs who have been violated to get justice by getting pro bono lawyers, working with the police and justice system.
- Conduct research on Gender based violence among women who use drugs.
What Women Nest aims to achieve….
- Implementation of evidence based gender based violence interventions for women who use drugs.
- Justice for women who use drugs experiencing violation.
- Documentation of best practices in prevention of gender based violence for women who use drugs.
- Health care workers with capacity to handle gender based violence among women who use drugs.