The project was designed to train 100 women community-based paralegals who would in-turn have indirect impact on 5000 people in the two slums within the Nakuru Town area. Community-based paralegals have a deep knowledge of the people they serve and can provide solutions not just to individuals, but to the groups too. Perhaps and most importantly, community-based paralegals are able to empower their clients, helping them to become aware of their rights and act to advance their interests.
It is hoped that by providing judicial advice services, community-based paralegals can offer a solution to the challenge of women not being able to afford high legal fees in instances of GBV and as a result finding a means of recourse or redress for the harm done to them. In addition, YAWI in partnership with a local organization, we have provided women with a platform to report cases of GBV to relevant authorities on time with real time response.