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

Authors/editor(s):       Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) Evaluation Team

Location:                    Jordan

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.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Jordan

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Economic empowerment; Markets; Migration; Education; Training; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Rape/sexual assault; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Service delivery; Sexual harassment; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Human rights; Access to justice and legal protection; Women’s rights; Rights in marriage; Monitoring and evaluation; 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)