Final Evaluation: Improving the Response Mechanisms to Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Syrian Refugee Women and Girls in Iraqi Kurdistan (Iraq)

Authors/editor(s): Awatef T. Rasheed

Authors/Editors: Awatef T. Rasheed

Location:  Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Grantee: Asuda for Combating Violence against Women

Grant Period: March 2017 – February 2019

Grant Amount: $255,000.00

Asuda for Combating Violence against Women, in partnership with Ceasefire Center for Civilian Rights, sought to bring together all the actors concerned about violence against women in order to provide adequate responses and services to Syrian refugee women and girls who have experienced sexual and gender-based violence.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • Asuda’s innovative strategy was successful and could be used as a model for other projects in a similar cultural and humanitarian context.
  • Asuda produced and disseminated two reports on sexual and gender-based violence against Syrian refugees to 500 international NGOs, stakeholders and other actors in the humanitarian community in Kurdistan region, where data collection on this issue had previously been difficult.
  • The project reached 1,298 beneficiaries.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Iraq

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Rape/sexual assault; Human rights; Access to justice and legal protection; Rights in marriage; Women’s rights; Education; Training; Monitoring and evaluation; Conflict, war; Sexual violence in conflict; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2019

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