Final Evaluation: Deepening and Expanding the Cross-Sector Network Response to Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya: A Project to Increase Justice for Women and Girls Survivors of Sexual Violence

Authors/editor(s): Hasmik Tamamyan & Gabriel Armas-Cardona

Authors/Editors: Mike ANASTARIO

Location: Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo

Grantee: Physicians for Human Rights

Grant Period: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018

Grant Amount: $975,000

Publication year: 2019

Physicians for Human Rights implemented “Deepening and Expanding the Cross-Sector Network Response to Sexual Violence in the DRC and Kenya: A Project to Increase Justice for Women and Girls Survivors of Sexual Violence” for three years. The initiative targeted health care providers, police officers, lawyers and judges through advanced training, advocacy, institutional capacity development, and sustainable support for survivors of violence.

 

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • Physicians for Human Rights developed and piloted a digital tool, MediCapt, to enhance evidence collection. It also trained frontline professionals working in health care, the police and courts in the use of forensic techniques to document sexual violence.
  • The use of a formal “chain of custody” document by police officers improved internal coordination within police work.
  • Medical and psychological documentation was standardized and harmonized.
  • Law enforcement training resulted in successful prosecutions and convictions.

 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Kenya; Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Harmful practices; Rape/sexual assault; Education; Training; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender equality and inequality; Monitoring and evaluation; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Service delivery

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2019

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)