Final Evaluation: Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence among Women Sex Workers in Guatemala

Authors/editor(s): María Eugenia de León Quiñonez

Location: Guatemala

Grantee: Fundació Privada Sida i Societat

Grant Period: 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016

Grant Amount: $220,872

From 2015 to 2016 Fundació Privada Sida i Societat received a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women to implement the project “Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence among Women Sex Workers in Guatemala”. The project addressed violence experienced by women sex workers inside and outside of intimate relationships and the workplace. Its main objective was to empower women sex workers to report sexual violence and seek support through improved coordination of institutional responses and available services.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • The project reached 2,165 women sex workers, nearly three times its target, through talks, training workshops, counselling, support in consulates and face-to-face engagement.
  • All evaluation participants said they felt empowered after the project, compared to just over half at the start.
  • Technical assistance provided by Fundació Privada Sida i Societat facilitated progress on an inter-institutional referral plan that would work across judicial, social and health services.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Guatemala

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Rape/sexual assault; Sexual harassment; Access to justice and legal protection; Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Access to basic services; Monitoring and evaluation; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Trust funds; Access to justice and legal protection; Sex workers

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2017

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