Final Evaluation: Eradication of harmful customary widowhood practices that can lead to HIV/AIDS infection (Togo)
Grant Period: 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016
Grant Amount: USD54,232
The ALAFIA project “Eradication of harmful customary widowhood practices that can lead to HIV/AIDS infection” was implemented in 2015-2016 in 24 villages in Togo. The project aimed to:
- increase knowledge of women’s rights among community leaders;
- inform people, particularly women, about women's rights and support efforts to improve customary practices of widowhood; and
- encourage community commitment to ending harmful customary widowhood practices that can spread HIV.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The project engaged with 10,200 women and girls in 24 villages, exceeding its target.
- It built trust between the communities and ALAFIA.
- The implementation strategy was relevant to the context and beneficiaries, and can therefore be referenced as a model for working in similar situations.