Final Evaluation: Advancing Gender Justice in Countries under International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation (Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Sudan, Uganda)

Authors/editor(s): Elca STIGTER & Angélique VERWEIJ

Authors/Editors: Elca STIGTER Angélique VERWEIJ

Location: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Libya

Grantee: Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice

Grant Period: 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2015

Grant Amount: $730,000

Publication year: 2016

Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice implemented “Advancing Gender Justice in Countries under ICC investigation” for three years. The project aimed to:

  1. Increase access to justice, medical support and post-conflict reconstruction programmes;
  2. Enhance capacity and leadership amongst local women’s rights partners; and
  3. Increase opportunities to be influential participants in post-conflict recovery and transitional justice mechanisms.


Main findings of the evaluation:

  • War-affected women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya, Sudan and Uganda, including survivors of gender-based crimes, benefited to some degree from improved access to justice, medical support and post-conflict reconstruction programmes.
  • The project contributed to the 2015 revision of Article 149 of the Sudanese Criminal Code, to provide a definition of rape that meets international standards, including by differentiating between rape and adultery. Article 151 was also amended to criminalize sexual harassment.
  • Training and support to improve documentation among Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice’s implementing partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Libya improved capacity development leadership skills.
  • Law enforcement training resulted in successful prosecutions and convictions.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Congo, Democratic Republic of the; Sudan; Uganda; Libya

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Rape/sexual assault; Service delivery; Education; Training; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender equality and inequality; Human rights; Access to justice and legal protection; Leadership and political participation; Constitutions and legal reform; Women’s movements; Partnerships; Civil society; National mechanisms; Peace and security; Access to justice post-conflict; Post-conflict recovery; Conflict, war; Sexual violence in conflict; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Youth; Adolescents; Monitoring and evaluation

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2016

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)