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