Final Evaluation: Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls in Nakuru and Nairobi Counties, Kenya through fostering women’s leadership and opportunities

Authors/editor(s): Empirica Consulting Limited

Location: Kenya
Grantee: Trócaire
Grant Period: 15 March 2017 - 14 March 2020
Grant Amount: USD 999,946

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) supported Trocaire’s initiative “Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls in Nakuru and Nairobi Counties” in Kenya between March 2017 and March 2020. The aim was to ensure that girls and women aged between 15 and 24 experienced less violence, abuse, discrimination and stigmatization in the eight informal settlements targeted. The project identified 1,900 girls and young women as primary beneficiaries and 9,220 community members as secondary beneficiaries.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • During the project, the average level of gender-based discrimination experienced was reduced by 7.6% in public spheres and 3.6% within the home.
  • Stigmatization of women and girls living with HIV/AIDS declined from 59% among those surveyed to less than 2% at the end of the project.
  • The commitment of the project partners, the motivation and support of community resource people, integrated strategies, the technical expertise of partners and joint planning were all key to implementing the project efficiently.
  • The project helped girls become aware of their rights, embrace self-worth and take control of their lives.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Kenya

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Trust funds; Monitoring and evaluation; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Health; HIV and AIDS; Care and support services; Partnerships; Civil society

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2020

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