Final Evaluation: Strengthening support mechanisms to end violence against women and girls with disabilities in two districts of Punjab province in Pakistan

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Final Evaluation: Strengthening support mechanisms to end violence against women and girls with disabilities in two districts of Punjab province in Pakistan
Author(s)/editor(s)
GLOW Consultants 

Location: Pakistan  

Grantee: CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.  

Grant period: December 2019 - February 2023  

Grant amount: USD 871,583  

Authors/editors: GLOW Consultants  

Publication year: 2023   

The UN Trust Fund-supported project “Strengthening support mechanisms to end violence against women and girls with disabilities in two districts of Punjab province in Pakistan” was implemented from December 2019 to February 2023. Women and girls with disabilities face high levels of violence in Pakistan and additional challenges due to stigma and discrimination, making it difficult for them to access the justice system and support services. The project aimed to: 

  • address violence against women and girls (VAW/G), including those with disabilities; and  
  • advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in Pakistan.   

The final evaluation found that the project increased awareness among women and girls about their rights, established community-based protection mechanisms, built capacity at the grass-roots level, sensitized men and boys to the harmful effects of violence, and engaged in advocacy and networking at the institutional level to ensure accessible services and legislation.  

Main findings of the evaluation: 

  • The project improved knowledge of the laws related to VAW/G, the rights of women and girls (including those with disabilities), and developed women's ability to engage in decision-making and leadership. Women gained knowledge on how to support survivors of violence and improved their ability to access legal assistance.  
  • The project contributed to positive shifts in community attitudes, including improved awareness of VAW/G and the links established between communities and relevant departments/forums, which laid the foundations for long-term benefits for women and girls.  
  • Women and girls with disabilities gained improved access to social protection services and economic opportunities, partly through the establishment of a helpline and support given to women and girls with disabilities to obtain Computerized Disability-Specific National Identity Cards.  

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific Pakistan
Resource type(s): Evaluation reports
Publication year
2024