Final Evaluation: Ensuring Access to Reproductive Healthcare for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Honduras

Authors/editor(s): Marcela Sánchez Lara; Claudia Gómez López; Johanna Tejada López

Location: Honduras
Grantee: Center for Reproductive Rights
Grant Period: 1 March 2017 - 29 February 2020
Grant Amount: USD 499,789 

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ project “Ensuring Access to Reproductive Healthcare for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Honduras” was implemented from March 2017 to February 2020 with the aim of protecting the health and well-being of survivors of sexual violence. It also aimed to draft and present a new, comprehensive law on violence against women that would ensure that all women and girls are protected. The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center for Women's Rights engaged stakeholders in a legal advocacy campaign that integrated fact finding, capacity building, technical assistance to women's networks and organizations, and media outreach work.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • Women’s capacity development was strengthened through various training initiatives, including on human rights, women's rights, the rights of victims of gender-based violence, the Comprehensive Law on Violence against Women, and strategic litigation.
  • The project strengthened the Honduran women's social movement by working to unite a diverse range of women to campaign for the government to fulfil its obligations and policies to comprehensively address sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Over 70% of women participants in the project said that the social organizations of women in Honduras had been strengthened and 73.5% said that the project had influenced the positioning of the rights of women survivors of sexual violence in the national political agenda.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Honduras

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Monitoring and evaluation; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Trust funds; Communications and media; Access to justice and legal protection; Health care services; Access to basic services; Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2020

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