Final Evaluation: Project “Combating Gender Based Violence” West Bank – State of Palestine
Grantee: Psycho-social Counselling Center for Women
Country: State of Palestine
Period: January 2015 to December 2017
Grant amount: USD 356,667
Description: The project focused on violence against women and girls, of which one target group was girls and women with disabilities, at three levels: prevention, protection and empowerment. The overall goal was to ensure that girls and women survivors increasingly receive quality services that meet their needs and are better protected through improved legislation.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- 86 per cent of women gained knowledge and awareness of the justice system and referral pathways in Palestine;
- The number of women who received justice and protection services increased from 3,138 in 2015 to 9,388 in 2017;
- 93 per cent of service providers said that they gained professional knowledge on topics including: the national referral system; self-care; security; gender-based violence and its causes; post-assault crises; the concept of trauma, post-traumatic forms and effects; and the rights of women and girls with disabilities.