Final Evaluation: Promote women's access to social and legal services in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (State of Palestine)

Authors/editor(s): Jamal Atamneh and Rula Hamdan Atamneh

Location: State of Palestine

Grantee: Women Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling

Grant Period: 1 March 2017 to 29 February 2020

Grant Amount: USD 415,735

Evaluation library summary: 

Women Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling designed and implemented the three-year project “Promote women's access to social and legal services in the West Bank and East Jerusalem”, aiming to end gender-based violence through increased access to social, legal and protection rights. The project had two main objectives:

  • Make protection available and accessible to 1,215 women as well as social and legal support to end gender-based violence.
  • Equip Palestinians with skills to advocate for ending gender-based violence in their communities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Main findings of the evaluation: 

  • Awareness raising work, including through leaders, resources and culture engagement, contributed to the project becoming a unique model of combined social and legal support to end gender-based violence. 
  • The project was highly relevant to the needs of beneficiaries, national plans and the work of implementing partners.
  • The project met its target of providing legal support, through representation in Shari'a, civil and ecclesiastical courts, and social counselling to 450 women in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Palestine, State of

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Monitoring and evaluation; Access to justice and legal protection; Women’s rights; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2020

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