Final Evaluation: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Cambodia: A Community Mobilisation Model
Grantee: ADD International
Grant period: 3 years (1 September 2018 – 31 August 2021)
Grant amount: USD 483,947
ADD International implemented a three-year project “Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Cambodia: A Community Mobilisation Model” with the support of the UN Trust Fund. The project aimed to strengthen women-led organizations of persons with disabilities and/or networks to lead primary interventions to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities in eight communes. The project adopted an intersectional approach, using a combination of strategies that included targeting the most marginalized women; driving social norm change through community mobilization; establishing and supporting positive role models; and implementing action learning processes.
Main findings of the evaluation:
At the end of the project, 27% of women with disabilities surveyed during the evaluation (19 out of 71) perceived they experienced violence compared to 70% at the start. Virtually all (97%) said they would not accept violence against themselves.
Some 97% of stakeholders surveyed (95 out of 98) indicated they would report incidents of violence experienced by themselves and 84% said they would report in cases experienced by other women and girls with disabilities.
The project strengthened the capacity of four women led OPDs/networks to lead primary prevention interventions targeting women and girls with disabilities with an increase to good (scored themselves 4 out of 5) or high (5 out of 5) gender capacities, in comparison to the baseline scores of low and average capacities (less than 3 out of 5).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 806 people with disabilities including 667 women and girls with disabilities received personal protective equipment and basic food supplies.