Final Evaluation: Older Women who have Experienced Violence Exercising their Rights (Peru)
Grantee: National Network for the Promotion of Women (RNPM)
Grant period: January 2016 – January 2019
Grant amount: $205,214
The National Network for the Promotion of Women (RNPM) led the project “Older Women who have Experienced Violence Exercising their Rights”. The initiative aimed to empower older women in Peru’s Ayacucho and Huánuco regions who have experienced gender-based violence by helping them take an active role in advocating for their rights. The project also pushed for changes in public policy.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The project achieved its main goals, training 415 women and girls who had experienced violence, plus 525 women from civil society organizations.
- Regional authorities adopted the “Agenda of Older Women”, reflecting a major success in terms of engaging public officials.
- RNPM’s approach of supporting the project’s beneficiaries was commendable, specifically the way it prioritized their agency and encouraged women to advocate for their rights.
- The inclusion of Quechua-speaking members in the team facilitated work with the project’s beneficiaries, especially indigenous women in Ayacucho.