Final Evaluation: Securing State Investment to Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Schools (Mongolia)
Authors/editor(s): Tuvshinjargal Perenlei
Location: Baganuur District and Dornod Province, Mongolia
Grantee: Mongolian Women’s Fund (MONES)
Grant period: January 2015 – December 2016
Grant amount: $100,000
Publication year: 2017
Implemented by the Mongolian Women’s Fund, the “Securing State Investment to Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Schools” project aimed to ensure that girls enjoy greater respect for their rights, safety and dignity in schools with full public support in Baganuur District and Dornod Province through gender-based violence prevention classes. The intervention focused on students in grades 8-11 in four pilot schools. It also reached local school personnel, education officials and decision-makers.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The project reached 3,621 students in four schools.
- The project increased knowledge and capacity development of school personnel, local public officials and education personnel through gender-based violence prevention classes.
- Targeting all relevant beneficiaries in the schools proved more successful than focusing only on the curriculum, as it contributed to creating a safer environment for girls and boys with a long-term impact on culture and norms in these schools.
- The sustainability of the project was ensured through knowledge generation and capacity development activities in the institutions involved, as well as collaboration between schools and women’s organizations.