Final Evaluation: Engaging Men Through Accountable Practice (EMAP), To Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (Sierra Leone)
Location: Sierra Leone
Grantee: Muloma Women's Development Association
Grant Period: 15 March 2017 to 14 March 2020
Grant Amount: USD 497,582
Evaluation library summary:
Muloma Women's Development Association implemented the “Engaging Men Through Accountable Practice” (EMAP), To Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls” for three years in three districts of the eastern region of Sierra Leone. The initiative aimed to prevent and end harmful attitudes, behaviours and social norms that can contribute to violence against women and girls. The project targeted 600 women and girls aged 18-60.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The project improved the confidence of women and girls, and increased by 80% their in-depth knowledge of their human rights.
- Ninety-six traditional community and religious leaders acquired skills to advocate for and promote the rights of women and girls.
- After the project, nearly three-quarters of male respondents from beneficiary communities were aware of the causes of violence against women and girls.
- In 24 target communities, the project created safe spaces where women and girls could meet to discuss their concerns.