Final Evaluation: “Enhancing a Community-Based, Multi-Sectoral Response to Gender-Based Violence in Ban Mae Nai Soi and Ban Mae Surin, Karenni Refugee Camps” (Thailand)
Grantee: International Rescue Committee (IRC), Thailand
Period: November 2012 to October 2015
Grant amount: $750,000
Publication description. The project had two objectives: to maintain the provision of quality services to survivors of gender-based violence, including technical support to all service providers involved in holistic, survivor-centred response; and to build KNWO’s technical and organizational capacity to take over the leadership of gender-based violence service provision by the end of the grant period.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- the IRC-KNWO partnership had significant impact overall, although annual impact wavered due to various factors;
- there was increased confidence within and for KNWO as a gender-based violence service provider – 37.5 per cent of community-based organizations interviewed believed that the rate of gender-based violence had decreased over the three-year grant period, and in the project’s third year, every single survivor who sought services from KNWO reported feelings of increased safety; and
- overall, the survivors had improved psychosocial wellbeing index scores, reflecting the substantial impact of IRC-KNWO programming especially given the chaotic nature of protracted conflict and gender-based violence.