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

Blogs:
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

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