Final Evaluation: Women human rights defenders´ holistic approach to end gender-based violence in a challenging context in Lebanon

Authors/editor(s): Jay Feghali

Location: Lebanon

Grantee: Kvinna till Kvinna

Grant period: 1 March 2017 – 29 February 2020

Grant amount: USD 500,000

Kvinna till Kvinna implemented the project “Women human rights defenders' holistic approach to end gender-based violence in a challenging context in Lebanon” for three years in Beirut and Bekaa, including in Palestinian camps.

The project focused on:

  • strengthening partners’ organizational and service delivery capacities through training, staff care, stress management, resource development and working with men and women; and
  • creating referral networks.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • Both partner organizations, KAFA and Association NAJDEH, ensured that gender-sensitive and human rights-centred approaches were applied in their interventions, including by respecting local customs and belief systems.
  • NAJDEH’s protection and referral networks were tailored to the environment of the Palestinian camps in which they operate, and built trust with women survivors and those at risk of gender-based violence as well as with men.
  • 100% of NAJDEH and 97% of KAFA beneficiaries said that the assistance they received improved their life, including through positive changes in men’s behaviour.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Lebanon

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Education; Training; Human rights–based approach; Religion; Access to basic services; Monitoring and evaluation; Partnerships; Civil society; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2020

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