Final Evaluation: “Building Bridges of Life for the Women Survivors of Domestic Violence in Azerbaijan”

Authors/editor(s): Ms. Turana A. Aliyeva

Grantee: Azerbaijan Young Lawyers’ Confederation

Country: Azerbaijan

Period: January 2016 to December 2017

Grant amount: $420,000

Description: The project was designed to contribute to government efforts to eliminate gender-based violence. Its main aim was to offer women and girls in the Absheron region better protection against and responses to domestic violence through community support, including by introducing a sustainable shelter and other services.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • the project established a model to provide support and referrals to survivors of gender-based violence;
  • 448 women received support, nearly double the target number;
  • over 100 women participated in economic empowerment training, of which nearly a third went on to set up their own business;
  • 10 staff at the shelter were trained by international experts; and
  • thousands of people attended information sessions on the causes and consequences of gender-based violence.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Azerbaijan

Subject area(s): Access to justice and legal protection; Service delivery

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2018