Final Evaluation: Preventing Violence: Change Starts Now in 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.