PGIF Project: Addressing Gender-Based Violence: A Public Health and Law School Partnership in Kisumu, Kenya

Principal Investigator

Terry McGovern
Terry McGovern

Project Description

The proposed project aims to strengthen collaborations between the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Law School, ICAP at Columbia University and in Kenya, Columbia Global Centers in Nairobi, and the local health system in Kisumu, Kenya. The project will create new practicum opportunities for Mailman and Law School students. These practicum opportunities will involve programming through the Columbia Global Centers Nairobi and the Kisumu-based Gender Based Violence Recovery Center (GBVRC) at Jaramogi Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH). During the first year, we hope to sponsor four practicum students (2 Mailman students and 2 Law School students) and develop innovative, field-based practicum programming in areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Kenya.