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Society Without Violence received funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women for its initiative “Integration of gender and gender-based violence subject into educational curriculum in the frames of National 211-215 Strategic Plan” in Armenia from January 2014 to December 2016. The project aimed to empower girls to understand violence and prevent intimate partner and non-partner gender-based violence. The final evaluation found that the project increased awareness on issues related to gender and gender-based violence.
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The project “Give Payment Not Abuse: Protecting Informal Women Traders in Dar es Salaam from Violence against Women”, implemented by Equality for Growth Limited, was funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women from January 2015 to December 2017. The final evaluation found that the project contributed to a better trading environment for female market traders.
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The project “Improvement of Conditions for Access to a Life Free of Gender Violence for Women in El Salvador”, implemented by the Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz, was funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women from January 2015 to December 2017. The final evaluation concluded that the project increased the capacities of women and youth related to local civil services, enabling their participation in local decision-making.
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The project “Access to Justice for Girls and Women with Disabilities – Zimbabwe”, implemented by Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe, was funded from January 2015 to December 2017 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation concluded that the project made significant changes to the lives of girls and women with disabilities, particularly relating to women’s empowerment, court cases, access to medical services, and capacity development of civil society organizations.
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The project “Engaging Faith-Based Organizations to Prevent Violence against Women & Girls and Increase Survivors’ Access to Services”, implemented by Episcopal Relief and Development, was funded from January 2015 to December 2017 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that local participation in faith-based activities – where awareness was raised about gender-based violence and available support services – resulted in significantly less violence against women and girls.
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From January 2015 to December 2016, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women provided funding to the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) for its project “Indigenous Women, Violence and Access to Justice”. The final evaluation found the initiative was very successful. An “observatory” set up to document cases of gender-based violence increased the visibility of this form of violence, and indigenous women were trained in ways to best support members of their community who have experienced gender-based violence through a programme developed to suit their culture and beliefs.
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Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice received a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women for its project “Advancing Gender Justice in Countries under ICC investigation” from January 2013 to December 2015. The evaluation found that the project improved medical and psychological documentation of sexual assault, strengthened police investigations and increased the likelihood of justice and reparations for women and girl survivors of sexual violence.
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The Belize government’s Women’s Department led the project “Implementation of National Gender-based Violence Plan of Action” with support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation showed that training sessions considerably improved the ability of service providers to deliver sensitive services to women, and that permanent advocacy and education programmes are key to tackling gender-based violence.
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The project Uruguay Unites to End Violence Against Women, Girls and Adolescents was implemented by the UN Country Team from January 2012 to December 2014 and received a three-year grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project made important progress and that the participation of multiple stakeholders from civil society, the Uruguay Government and the UN system was new and bold.
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women funded Physicians for Human Rights’ three-year initiative “Formation of a Medico-Legal Network to Address Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict in Central and Eastern Africa” from September 2011 to August 2014. The project aimed to provide professionals with the resources, knowledge and skills needed to support survivors of sexual violence. The final evaluation concluded that a survivor-centred approach enabled the programme to achieve positive change in the targeted areas.
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Documenting and Addressing Violence and Other Rights Abuses as Experienced by Positive Women” was implemented by the AIDS Legal Network in three provinces of South Africa from September 2011 to August 2014, and received a three-year grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found the project was highly effective in developing a credible evidence base on violence against women and the intersections of violence and HIV; and engaged women and other stakeholders in capacity building, rights and legal literacy, and addressing access to services.
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The project Strengthening Implementation of a Functional Medico-Legal Framework to Scale-Up Gender-Based Violence Services was implemented from September 2011 to August 2014 by the Kenya NGO Liverpool Care and Treatment (LVCT Health) and received a three-year grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project had a positive impact on the response to sexual and gender-based violence in Kenya.
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The project An Holistic Model to Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Indigenous Populations with an Intercultural Approach was implemented by the UN Country Team in Mexico from May 2010 to May 2013 and received a three-year grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found the project to be relevant within its context and responded to the need for an effective public policy response to a complex problem.
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The project Innovating Citizen Participation in Political Advocacy from Adolescence: Exercising Our Right to a Life Free of Violence in Piura, Junín and the Amazon was implemented by the Association of Social Communicators CALANDRIA from September 2010 to December 2013 and received a three-year grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project contributed to the increased capacity of adolescent and rural women to exercise their rights.
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The project Integrated Governmental and Community Based Strategy for Response and Prevention of Violence against Women in South Sudan was implemented by the American Refugee Committee from September 2011 to August 2013, and received three-year grant support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the programme creatively engaged multi-sectoral service providers in the government and communities to respond effectively to gender-based violence issues by transforming attitudes and norms to the benefit of the entire society.