Final Evaluation: Expanding Gains to Decrease and Prevent Violence against Women in the context of HIV and AIDS (Jamaica)

Authors/editor(s): Lisa Taylor-Stone

Location: Jamaica
Grantee: Jamaica AIDS Support for Life
Grant Period: December 2013 – November 2016
Grant Amount: USD 505,115

“Expanding Gains to Decrease and Prevent Violence against Women in the context of HIV and AIDS” was a project implemented by Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL). It sought to improve the health and wellbeing of women and girls differentially affected by gender-based violence and HIV. To achieve this, it sought to provide the project’s beneficiaries with information on HIV services, and improve women and girls’ access to reproductive health and GBV services. In addition, the project worked to empower women and girls living with HIV to advocate for their rights, and trained service providers in law enforcement, the judiciary, and CSO to provide women and girls with adequate support.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • In a survey conducted by the implementing team, women and girls reported that they experienced better health, and had increased their knowledge of GBV in the context of HIV.
  • The project managed to engage 8,143 direct beneficiaries, including 5,901 women and girls affected by HIV and GBV.
  • Regarding indirect beneficiaries, 328,550 were reached through the project’s media campaigns. Others were indirectly engaged through partner websites, radio broadcasts, and mass gatherings.
  • The sustainability of the project’s achievements is ensured by the expansion of SRP and HIV services offered by JASL, the establishment of two new advocacy groups, and the development of a ‘3-year advocacy plan’.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Jamaica

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Monitoring and evaluation; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; HIV and AIDS; Care and support services; Gender, culture and society

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2017

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