Final Evaluation: Access to justice and empowerment of women, adolescents and girls with disabilities and victims of violence (Guatemala)
Grantee: Mujeres Transformando el Mundo
Grant period: 1 September 2018 – 28 February 2022
Grant amount: USD 450,192
Authors/editors: Carmen Odilia Reina Aragón
Publication year: 2023
In Guatemala, Mujeres Transformando el Mundo with the support of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women implemented the three-year project “Access to justice and empowerment of women, adolescents and girls with disabilities and victims of violence” between September 2018 and February 2022. The project aimed to bring changes in their lives, specifically:
- equal access to the justice system;
- knowledge of specialized comprehensive care guidelines and access to services; and
- greater unlearning of gender-based violence.
The final evaluation found that, despite important challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the main objectives of the project were accomplished, mainly through trainings and capacity building activities; sensitization sessions with women and girls living with disabilities, Indigenous women and girls, and survivors of violence; and capacitation activities with community authorities.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The project assisted 209 girls, adolescents and women by improving their knowledge on violence against women and girls and providing support to increase their well-being.
- 266 justice operators and professionals linked to the Referral and Care Networks for Survivors of Violence were trained, improving their knowledge, attitudes and skills regarding violence against women and girls and the support to be given to survivors of violence.
- 168 community authorities were capacitated, including by training and diagnosis of the vulnerabilities of and violence against girls, adolescents and women, using an intersectional approach.
- 4 departmental roundtables were held with public and civil society institutions that assist victims of sexual violence and violence against women.