Project Summary of “Prevention and Response Routes to Violence against Girls with Disabilities for the State of Yucatán in Mexico” by Ciencia Social Alternativa A.C.
Project title: Prevention and Response Routes to Violence against Girls with Disabilities for the State of Yucatán in Mexico
Organization: Ciencia Social Alternativa A.C. (CSAAC)
Project implementation period: 1 September 2018–31 August 2021 (no-cost extension until 30 November 2021)
This paper summarizes the three-year project implemented by the civil society organization Ciencia Social Alternativa A.C. (CSAAC) from 2018 to 2021 with a small grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.
The project aimed to make positive changes to the lives of girls with disabilities by developing an intervention model to prevent and enable multisectoral responses to violence in the family and community.
- empowered girls with disabilities;
- changed attitudes and behaviours among service and care providers to reduce the risk of the girls experiencing multiple forms of discrimination;
- developed the manual Prevention and Attention to Violence Pathways: Operational Manual for Education, Healthcare, and Justice Officials in the State of Yucatán through inter-institutional collaboration, which enabled effective and efficient agreements with government bodies at state and municipal levels; and
- made significant contributions to addressing violence against girls with disabilities in the state of Yucatán.
The findings and lessons learned from the project are important for other practitioners and partners working to end violence against women and girls. The project’s outcomes are also informing the next stage of the project and raising awareness for sustained investment in CSAAC and its endeavours to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls with disabilities, while promoting gender equality in Mexico.