We Develop Trauma Informed Care.
Gender: POMA provides anti-bias, gender sensitivity and diversity training to organisations, embassies and private enterprises and is therefore well-versed in tailoring gender-sensitive and inclusive programming for socio-economically marginalised and illiterate or semi-literate populations, semi-literate and literate employed populations including survivors of political violence and people with physical and mental special needs (disabilities) in Afghanistan.
In this particular program considerations will include dealing in a gender-, age and trauma-sensitive manner with direct and indirect target beneficiaries. Self-reflective and situational analytical approaches allow POMA to determine and deal with cases in which sexual and/or physical violence may have occurred in a manner that does neither do harm nor re-traumatize the children. These considerations will be integrated into all ToT sessions provided.
Equity: Since the proposed activities will target some of the most at-risk and needy populations of Afghan children, providing them with psychological and mental health support, there is good scope for the project to ensure that there is equity and that the most disadvantaged groups receive targeted action.
Sustainability: Given that POMA will seek to focus on training of trainers as well as developing, harnessing, strengthening and consolidating the use of national databases for tracing trafficked children separated from their families, there is good scope for sustained impacts of proposed activities within beneficiary populations and beyond.
The goal of POMA is to contribute to the improvement of the mental and physical welfare of targets and survivors of GBV in Afghanistan. Supporting women and their children subjected to GBV through focused mental health care allows to challenge the ongoing criminalisation of women for crimes that are according to EVAW Law no crimes, but foster their access to rehabilitative support, socioeconomic upward mobility and networks that empower the survivors to be self-reliant and self-caring. Increase the capacity of local professional clinical practitioners to provide effective therapy to survivors of GBV using different approaches and showing flexibility in the process of problem-solution depending on patients needs and situationality:
- Create and increase the capacity for “survivor-led therapies”
- Connect to and strengthen existing referral mechanism in cooperation with stakeholders
- Empower targets and survivors by providing rehabilitation and recovery opportunities
- Foster self-reliance, self-esteem and self-care in order to aid the rehabilitation of GBV survivors