Final Evaluation: For a Life Free of Violence for Women and Girls (Guatemala)

Authors/editor(s): Lily Muñoz, Patricia Galicia, Celeste Aldana

Location: 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).

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Guatemala

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Monitoring and evaluation; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Access to justice and legal protection

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2019

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