Final Evaluation: Improving the Well-being of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Survivors Among Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Jordanian Women (Jordan)
Authors/editor(s): Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) Evaluation Team
Grantee: Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO)
Grant period: April 2017 – March 2019
Grant amount: $808,248
Publication year: 2019
Initiated by the Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO), “Improving the Well-being of SGBV Survivors Among Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Jordanian Women” was implemented in two regions of Jordan: Irbid and Mafraq. The project aimed to provide sexual and gender-based violence services in two centres for female survivors, including legal consultations, psychosocial counselling, case referrals, life skills, informal education and vocational courses.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- Most women indicated that by the end of the project, they felt empowered, their personality was stronger, they were more assertive and their relationship with their children had improved.
- 99 per cent of them said they would recommend the centres for female survivors of violence to other women.
- Male participants in focus groups indicated that they felt that women should have an important role in their societies and access to education, as well as play an active role in the economic and political spheres.
- AWO’s theory of change could be used beneficially in similar crises where there is a large influx of refugees to host communities.