Final Evaluation: “Integrated Governmental and Community Based Strategy for Prevention and Response of Violence against Women and Girls in South Sudan”
Grantee: American Refugee Committee
Country: South Sudan
Period: September 2011 to August 2013
Grant amount: $997,985
Publication description. The project’s goal was to improve the quality of response services for survivors of gender-based violence in five states in South Sudan.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- the project mobilized and raised public awareness about the harmful effects of gender-based violence through community-based peer educators and case managers;
- awareness and knowledge of gender-based violence was generally high (81 per cent of surveyed community members were aware of two response providers in their community; 59 per cent knew at least three forms of gender-based violence; and 60 per cent were knowledgeable of the impacts of gender-based violence in the community);
- the project established a multi-sectoral referral pathway and improved the capacity of experts in the field at state level to continue their support for gender-based violence initiatives in South Sudan in the long term;
- the capacity of service providers had been built to intervene in family conflicts and provide a valuable entry point for action on gender-based violence issues; and
- communities were aware that domestic violence is a problem and that violence is not an acceptable way of resolving conflicts.