Final Evaluation: Safeguarding Women and Girls Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Jordan
Authors/editor(s): Marieta Fitzcharles
Grantee: War Child Canada
Grant period: June 2017 – May 2019
Grant amount: $499,999
Summary: War Child Canada’s project “Safeguarding Women and Girls Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Jordan” aimed to empower women and girls in Sahab and Nuzha (Amman) to better access available protection and support services, and have improved well-being and coping skills. Among the beneficiaries were survivors and those at risk of sexual and gender-based violence, and members of vulnerable groups. The project identified local leaders to work together and promote a healthier, safer and more dignified environment for women and girls, fostering a longer-term change.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- Women and girls in Sahab and Nuzha reported increased awareness about their rights, and increased confidence to speak up for themselves, thanks to their participation in legal awareness and life skills sessions.
- The community-based protection committees developed and supported through the project represent a good start to change the mindsets and actions that enable violence against women.
- School-age girls identified socializing and forming friendships as key aspects of attending classes, as they could provide support for psychological or physical problems they may be experiencing.
Publication year: 2019