Final Evaluation: Building Community Level Agenda to End Gender Based Violence in Cameroon

Authors/editor(s): SHEI William KANJO, Rural Development Consultancy 

Location: Cameroon

Grantee: LUKMEF – Cameroon

Grant Period: 1 March 2017 to 29 February 2020

Grant Amount: USD 514,000

Evaluation library summary: 

LUKMEF – Cameroon’s three-year project, “Building Community Level Agenda to End Gender Based Violence in Cameroon”, aimed to improve multi-sectoral services for women and girl survivors as well as those at risk of violence. The project operated in six regions of Cameroon particularly blighted by violence against women and girls, including child trafficking, child sexual exploitation and forced and early marriage.

Main findings of the evaluation: 

  • The project reached approximately 1,700,000 people through its sensitization and education interventions, including through community radio; social media; and information, education and communication (IEC) materials; and by translating messages into 11 local languages.
  • 80% of women and girls who benefited from the activities learned that all forms of violence against women and girls violate national and international laws.
  • The project was efficiently implemented through a community-based approach and collaboration with relevant government technical services and civil society organizations.
  • The development of a mobile app, “ops4women”, enabled anonymous reporting, information sharing, access to services and data collection on violence against women and girls.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Cameroon

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Monitoring and evaluation; Communications and media; Gender stereotypes; Training; Innovation and technology; Information and communications technology (ICT); Partnerships; National mechanisms; Civil society

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2020

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