Final Evaluation: Wajibika project (Kenya)
Location: Isiolo and Narok, Kenya
Grantee: Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness
Grant period: 1 September 2018 – 30 April 2022
Grant amount: USD 942,786
Authors/editors: Pan African Research Services (PARS)
Publication year: 2022
The “Wajibika project”, funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, was implemented between 2018 and 2022 by the Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness and its partner Kenya Women Parliamentary Association. The project’s main objectives were to ensure that women and girls were better protected against gender-based violence, aiming to improve:
- effective implementation of gender-related laws and policies on violence against women and girls at national and county levels;
- prevention of violence through changes of behaviour and attitudes of community members;
- the capacity and coordination of health, social and legal service providers to respond to violence; and
- organizations’ response to COVID-19 whilst maintaining interventions to end violence against women and girls.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- 2,185 beneficiaries received legal and psychosocial support, surpassing the target, through pro-bono counsellors and lawyers as well as a tollfree phone line.
- 70% of 522 community members reported that they had participated in community dialogues where they were sensitized on the various ways of protecting women and girls from violence in the community.
- As a result of the project, policies against gender-based violence were implemented through training sessions and workshops held with policy makers and other relevant institutions.