Final Evaluation: Integrated Response to Gender-Based Violence against Women in Serbia

Authors/editor(s): Anamaria Golemac Powell, Dženita Hrelja Hasečić, Tomislav Novović and Olivera Vuković, Secons Development Initiative Group

Grantee: UN Country Team, Serbia

Country: Serbia

Period: November 2012 to October 2015

Grant amount: $999,648

Publication description.The goal was to create a social and institutional environment that would contribute to reducing violence against women in Serbia.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • visibly influenced school staff and professionals working with women in the target centres, sensitizing them to issues of gender equality and gender-based violence so they can recognize peer and other forms of gender-based violence;
  • contributed significantly to the building of an integrated response to violence against women by the UN Country Team in Serbia, the Serbian Government and development partners;
  • improved capacities of key stakeholders to implement measures to address violence against women;
  • built strong partnerships between the UN, responsible governmental authorities and civil society;
  • worked continuously to address the challenges reflected in changing public discourse, including addressing traditional family values that harm women survivors;
  • increased awareness of the need to approach boys and girls differently; and
  • achieved a change in the attitudes of boys and girls towards gender-based violence as a result of the programme activities in schools. 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Serbia

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; Partnerships

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2015

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