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Short project summary 

This project proposal indicates an application by Somali Family and Child Care (SFCC) to   Medica Mondiale in order to improve the health conditions of the Somali women through   provision of medical assistance to the victims of sexualized gender based violence and   counseling sessions. Somali Family and Child Care (SFCC) organization has been in SGBV   programs for the last five years. In this regard, this intervention will cover both the necessary   support needed to provide the survivors of SGBV as well as increase the level of awareness in   the community through conducting of forums for different parts of the community including   religious groups, civil society organizations, education umbrellas, government institutions and   community based organizations as well as organizing sports events to commemorate the   international day for the elimination of violence against women.

Project duration

Four months   February – May 2016

Region/s does of the project

Our local partner SFCC is covering its programs in five regions of Somalia. The organization operates in:   Benadir, Hiiran, Middle and lower Shabelle and Galgudud regions.

Project justification

Our local partner SFCC has established an effective documentation center where all human rights violation cases including sexual and gender based violence are recorded. Staff from the documentation centre is dispatched into different areas on daily basis to gather information pertaining to human rights violations. Follow up is ensured for victims of sexual and gender based violence including medical referrals and psychosocial support. SFCC provides psychosocial support to victims of SGBV and works closed with health care facilities supported by international and   internal donors. Data collected from health centers, police, and community services indicate that SGBV is still rampant in the community and the most common forms being domestic violence and rape. Reported incidences are still low because of stigma associated with sexual violence. While all IDPs are considered to be at higher risk of SGBV; minority clans, female-headed household and unaccompanied children (girls and boys) are particularly vulnerable to SGBV. The Structural design of IDP camps, (with a lack of camp security, poor accommodation (make shift shelters), lack of lighting in the camp settings and distance between the camps and the available services) increases women’s and girls’ vulnerability to GBV even further. Therefore, this intervention will mainly focus on survivors of sexualized gender based violence through provision of medical support to the victims and counseling sessions. the project will also conduct forums for different social groups as part of community sensitization for the elimination of violence against women.

Project objective

The objective of this project is to increase women’s capacity to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Specific Objectives:

  • To improve women’s knowledge on types and extent of gender based violence and its  consequences.
  • To empower women with information on available services providers for response to
    gender based violence.
  • To increase women’s awareness on their legal rights.

Project results

  • Improved understanding on Sexualized Gender Based Violence at community and
    national level.
  • Increased local capacity to understand effects of SGBV in the community.
  • Enhanced community awareness on Sexualized Gender Based Violence and reduced violence against women.


  • 80 survivors of sexualized gender based violence received medical support and psychosocial support.
  • 80 people from different part of the society take part in forum meetings.
  • 100 people participate in commemoration of the international day for the elimination of violence against women.

Project implementation

The project duration will be four months. Our local partner SFCC will conduct regular meetings with key stakeholders including civil society organizations for the implementation of this project. during this, the project team will closely work with ministry of women to ensure full participation and engagement of the project activities.

Monitoring and evaluation

The project expects to undertake both monitoring and evaluation within the project time line. To ensure effective and efficient monitoring, the project will be monitored by the project   coordinator and Quality Monitoring Committee from the organization. A detailed PM&E plan   outlining the responsibility of each party will be prepared and agreed with all stakeholders.   Tools will be developed to ensure relevant information is collected on indicators and outcomes. A monthly report reflecting on the progress of activity implementation, outcome and goal   achievement will be prepared by project staff for management. The Project will undergo a quarterly review to assess progress and indications of outcomes and impact on project results. This will inform any project adjustments that might be needed and will feed into planning for future interventions.