Development Marketplace 2016: Mental health and problem management support for men to reduce incidences of sexual and gender based violence in urban Kenya

Project Summary:

This project builds on research, by World Vision Kenya, on the effectiveness of WHOs Problem Management Plus (PM+) program for women affected by violence; and if an adaptation to a group format (GPM+) for men  yields positive impacts on reducing SIPV. In parallel to the feasibility study for GPM+ for men, the additive benefits of community messaging about GBV were assessed. The project also explored ways that PM+/GPM+ might be deliverable at scale through formation and support to CBOs to establish income generation initiatives and formalised partnerships with the Kenya Ministry of Health.

Country: Kenya

Lead agency: World Vision Kenya

Research Team: Phiona Koyiet, Kevina Power, Mary Mugo, Catherine Omenda, William Marwanga, Margaret Njenga and Alison Schafer

Mental health and intimate partner violence in Kenya
Supporting Men’s Mental Health to Reduce Gender-Based Violence in Kenya

Research Article:
Exploring links between common mental health problems, alcohol/substance use and perpetration of intimate partner violence: A rapid ethnographic assessment with men in urban Kenya

Summary Brief:
Reducing violence against women through psychological interventions targeting men

SVRI Forum 2017 Presentation

Pilot Process Evaluation Report

Mental health and problem management support for men to reduce incidences of sexualand gender-based violence in urban Kenya