Final Evaluation: “Kick against Violence” (Nepal)

Authors/editor(s): Ratna Kaji Bajracharya

Grantee: Skillshare Nepal

Country:  Nepal

Period: January 2016 to December 2017

Grant amount: $85,327

Description: The project’s main objective was to ensure a safe school environment where girls and boys are free from any kind of gender-based violence and can pursue their studies in a fearless environment. Specifically, the project used sport to build the confidence of girls to challenge gender stereotypes and implemented a two-pronged strategy of football coaching and life skills workshops. The overall goal was for girl students (aged 13-18) in five schools in four districts to experience greater safety against gender-based violence.

Main findings of the evaluation:  

·       bullying, harassment and molestation against girls and boys in the school and community decreased;

·       80 per cent of the students participating in student cafés were observed to have open discussions on gender-based violence issues at the end of the project (compared to 25 per cent at the start);

·       girl students were confident to speak out about harassment and inappropriate touching, to report cases of violence to teachers and others, and to seek justice; the transformation of attitudes among teaching staff contributed to the adoption of gender responsive behaviour in the schools and community.

 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Nepal

Subject area(s): Schooling; Youth; Men and boys (masculinity)

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2018