Final Evaluation: For a Life Free of Violence for Women and Girls (Guatemala)
Grantee: Grupo Guatemalteco de Mujeres
Grant Period: March 2017 – February 2019
Grant Amount: $430,000
The project “For a Life Free of Violence for Women and Girls”, implemented by Grupo Guatemalteco de Mujeres, aimed to ensure that women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence have better access to justice. The initiative sought to:
- provide women and girls with information on existing mechanisms that can protect them from gender-based violence and help them to access justice;
- ensure that public safety officers and members of the justice system provide women and girls with good-quality, comprehensive support; and
- work with local human rights and women’s organizations to monitor government actions and ensure that public officials fulfil their stated commitment to end gender-based violence.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The project reached 4,580 women who had experienced gender-based violence, all of whom learned to identify different forms of violence.
- Over 90 per cent of survivors reported that they received good-quality support and had been treated with dignity by Grupo Guatemalteco de Mujeres.
- The number of convictions in cases of feminicide and gender-based violence significantly increased.
- The project produced a series of reports that gave international visibility to the government’s practice of criminalizing individuals who advocate for women’s human rights.
- A new law strengthened the mandate of Guatemala’s National Coordinating Committee for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women (CONAPREVI).