Final Evaluation: Community-based intervention to alleviate the different forms of violence against women and women's vulnerability to HIV “Scale-up phase” (Egypt)
Grantee: Al Shehab Institution for Comprehensive Development
Grant period: 15 January 2019 – 14 January 2022
Grant amount: USD 367,312
Authors/editors: Ibrahim Ali Kabbash
Publication year: 2022
Al Shehab Institution for Comprehensive Development, with the support of UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, implemented the three-year pilot project “Community-based intervention to alleviate the different forms of violence against women and women's vulnerability to HIV ‘Scale-up phase’” from 2019 to 2022 to address women’s vulnerability to violence and HIV. The project’s main objectives were to:
- increase women’s understanding of gender-based violence and HIV;
- enable women to have better access to healthcare services for HIV and violence prevention; and
- improve men’s understanding of the link between violence and HIV infection.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The project increased access to services for key populations previously denied this due to social stigma (unmarried women and women living with HIV) through a drop-in centre and a community centre which reached 4,403 women and girls, including offering them psychological support (1,287) and medical services (2,097).
- By the project end, 71% of participants (681 of 956) recognized the relationship between HIV infection and gender-based domestic violence.
- Awareness sessions reached men and religious leaders and improved their awareness of gender-based violence and HIV as well as health services.