REPSSI promotes psychosocial support towards strengthening national and community social protection systems. This will help prevent and respond to violence against children and women, sexual gender-based violence and provide intervention for children who are in conflict with the law. Our programmes prevent and respond to gender-based-violence (GBV), by tackling its drivers, social norm change and women empowerment interventions.
The REPSSI project on reducing gender-based violence is based on the learnings from previous projects in Malawi and South Africa. This programme is being implemented in Eswatini and South Africa with funding from Sweden and additional funding from First for Women Foundation in South Africa. The components of the project are:
Other GBV-related activities:
REPSSI participated in the regional coalition meeting to expand attention to children exposed to violence, and participates in the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
REPSSI is implementing a project to End Child Marriage in Lesotho and Tanzania by:
Regionally REPSSI and RIATT ESA are engaging with the AU campaign to end child marriage.
Globally, REPSSI is a member of the Girls not Brides movement.
REPSSI Zambia continued collaboration with Chieftainess Kawaza in the Eastern Province. In 2019, we focused on capacity building of village committees, including in the Minimum Package of Services, use of PSS resources and a learning visit on the operation of village taskforces. Village committees of traditional counsellors were established to provide counsel and support to young people (male and female).