Final Evaluation: “Traditional Leaders Championing Prevention of Domestic Violence in their Communities in Lesotho and Malawi”

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Holistic Development Trust

Grantee: Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS)

Countries: Lesotho and Malawi

Period: September 2011 to August 2014

Grant amount: $997,817


Publication description. The goal was to contribute significantly to the prevention and eradication of intimate violence/domestic violence against women aged 15-49 in Lesotho and Malawi through promoting gender equality, ensuring women’s rights and reducing harmful cultural practices that fuel violence against women.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • significantly reduced domestic violence in target communities;
  • increased the capability of women and girls to realize their rights and influence decision-making;
  • enabled traditional leaders to conduct domestic violence and HIV awareness campaigns, and address domestic violence cases;
  • increased the capacity of formal and informal structures to deal with domestic violence;
  • raised the level of government commitment in both countries to address gender-based violence and HIV issues; and
  • used existing community structures, making it sustainable through community ownership. 


Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa Lesotho Mali
Resource type(s): Evaluation reports
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