Final Evaluation: “Engaging Youth to End Violence against Women and Girls in Brazil and Democratic Republic of Congo”
Countries: Brazil and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Period: January 2015 to December 2017
Grant amount: $722,821
Description: Implemented by Promundo in Brazil and HEAL Africa in DRC, the project worked directly with adolescent girls and boys in school settings to provide group education and counselling, and to foster healthy, non-violent attitudes and behaviour. Its main aim was to attain greater gender equality and freedom from violence for adolescent girls in schools in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Goma and Sake City (DRC).
Main findings of the evaluation:
- the project developed a unique model to break the inter-generational transmission of violence in conflict and violence-affected settings, which was found to be somewhat effective and appropriate for addressing attitudes, behaviour and responses related to violence for adolescent participants and other stakeholders;
- in Brazil, female participants reported a significant decrease in violence and the project changed the attitudes, awareness and behaviour of educational staff and partners from local government; and
- in DRC, over 40 adolescents and girls received counselling and participants in the project gained confidence and self-esteem.