Uzima – Mental Health Project
The project focused on addressing common mental health issues faced by women and girls who are affected by poverty, gender-based violence, discrimination, violence, and marginalization in Kayole, Soweto, Dagoretti North, and universities. The project collaborated with 40 mentors, 200 mentees, and 4 Women’s Rights Organizations (WROs) to enhance their comprehension of mental health and well-being, improve mental health support services for women and girls, strengthen the capacity of WROs and Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) to prevent and respond to mental health issues and integrate mental health care actions into their interventions. Additionally, the project aimed to share knowledge on effective actions that address mental health care needs and improve women’s empowerment programs. Upon the project’s completion, Badili had successfully mobilized women to take action to prevent, respond to, and support common mental health issues experienced by their fellows.