Preventing Domestic Violence Towards Women : A study of Intervention Methods in Nairobi, Kenya
Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine the intervention methods and tools available fordomestic violence survivors in Nairobi, Kenya. Furthermore, the aim is also to contributeto the area's knowledge and discover if further research can be made that can help reducegender-based violence and address how the pandemic has affected their working methods.The authors conducted qualitative research using a focus-group interview with threeprofessionals who had experience in this area spanning about 45 years between them. Inthis qualitative research, there are many different data collection methods which could beused, but the authors choose open-ended questions as a way of collecting data. Thereafter,the authors used thematic coding together with the system theory and social learningtheory in order to analyze the findings. Furthermore, the findings were divided into threedifferent themes (Theme 1: Intervention methods & Tools, Theme 2: COVID-19 andWorking Methods and Theme 3: Needed Tools and Resources) along with sub-themes.The findings of this study have highlighted the importance of educating and empoweringthe population, specifically women and teen girls about domestic violence and its harm.In addition to this, lack of financial support and investment in communications platformswere some of the factors that hindered the service providers to assist the survivors.
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