Final Evaluation: Safe House Economic Empowerment (SHE-Empowerment) (Serbia)

Authors/editor(s): Jelisaveta Blagojevic

Location: Serbia
Grantee: B92 Fundation
Grant Period: 1 December 2013 – 29 February 2016
Grant Amount: USD183,300

B92 ran its initiative “Safe House Economic Empowerment” in partnership with SMART Kolektiv and the Sombor Center for Social Welfare. The project aimed to develop and implement a model for an economic empowerment service for women survivors and women at risk of violence. This, combined with existing physical and psychological help in safe houses, aimed to make institutional support more efficient.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • The project reached 48 women from Sombor, Apatin, Stanisici, Prigrevica, Gakovo, Kula, Kolut and Kljajicevo, and provided them with knowledge and skills to pursue their economic independence.
  • Women felt strong and supported, as well as equipped and motivated to start pursuing their own business ideas.
  • A media campaign combined with other activities successfully promoted the economic empowerment of women.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Serbia

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Monitoring and evaluation; Feminicide/femicide; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Rape/sexual assault; Service delivery; Training; Economic empowerment; Gender power relations; Women’s rights; Access to justice and legal protection

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2016

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