Final Evaluation: Preventing Violence: Change Starts Now in India

Authors/editor(s): Aprajita Mukherji, NAQSH, & Foresight Research Consultancies Pvt. Ltd- FRC

Location: India

Grantee: Breakthrough Trust

Grant Period: 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2016

Grant Amount: $540,739

From 2014 to 2016, Breakthrough Trust received support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women for its project “Preventing Violence: Change Starts Now in India”. The project aimed to work with youths to ensure more women and girls in 15 districts of six states and in the city of Delhi experienced greater access to mobility and legal services, more participation in decision-making, and less domestic violence and sexual harassment in public places.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • Around a fifth of evaluation participants reported a positive shift in the overall perception of safety in the target communities.
  • The percentage of women who said they had experienced violence in a public place fell from 90% at baseline to 53% at the end of the project.
  • The percentage of men and boys who acknowledged they harassed women fell from 32% at the start of the project to just over 12% afterwards.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Monitoring and evaluation; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Sexual harassment; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Access to basic services; Youth

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2017

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