Strengthening Implementation of a Functional Medico-Legal Framework to Scale-Up

Authors/editor(s): Dr. Peter Memiah, Dr. Gabriel Mahasi, Constance Shumba and Samuel Kemboi

Grantee: Liverpool Care and Treatment (LVCT Health)

Country: Kenya

Period: September 2011 to August 2014

Grant amount: $966,862

 

Publication description. Its main objectives included: strengthening CSO coordination; providing technical support to the development of national standard operating procedures for cross-sectoral referral; and strengthening sector specific responses for gender-based violence/HIV integration.

The final evaluation found that the project had a positive impact on the response to sexual and gender-based violence in Kenya through:

  • the design and launch of the monitoring and evaluation framework for national level reporting;
  • the revision of national training curricula for service providers;
  • development of the multi-sectoral standard operating procedures on prevention of and response to sexual violence;
  • contributing to legislation and policy frameworks;
  • CSO coordination through the National Gender and Equality Commission gender-based violence working group and the Africa Unite Kenya initiatives; and
  • capacity building of service providers.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • survivors of gender-based violence have comparatively better access to services provided by various institutions supported under the project;
  • knowledge generation was enhanced through a web portal developed under the project;
  • regionally, the project contributed to initiatives geared towards the development of a multi-sectoral, gender-based violence curricula for East Africa.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Kenya

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Monitoring and evaluation; Anti-violence interventions; Service delivery; Access to justice and legal protection; HIV and AIDS

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2015