Gender Based Violence Program

Gender Based Violence Program

  • May 8, 2017
  • CHEC

The main objective of the project:

Gender based violence in the project areas has been declined 

To reach this objective, the following 3 outcomes has to be achieved

  1. Percentage of male community member support legal rights of women and prosecution of domestic violence and raped increased by 70%
  2. The number of cases of a/domestic violence b/rape reported and prosecuted by the police or other legal institutions increase by 70% (police, legal aid and village data)
  3. Number of  female patients seaking treatment for injuries relating with domestic and sexual violence increases by 50% (data of health facilities)

Strategies

1: Coordinate with local stakeholders to improve effective response on GBV in the communities.

2: Promote active participation and decision-making of women activists in all relevant local forums.

3: Promote role model of men to stop DV

4: Build network with stakeholders at national and sub-national levels for redressing GBV issues

In the 4 districts CHEC is using community-based educators who are volunteers in the provision of counselling for victims, perpetrators, and offer guidance on family relationships, sexual/reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, psychological issues and GBV-related laws. CHEC is also focuses on using behaviour-change communication to raise awareness, knowledge and prevent and change gender inequitable and violent behaviour. To increase the community response to GBV CHEC has conducted quarterly women network to measure the knowledge of local stakeholders and follow up the DV cases including reported about challenges and solution.

Over the past three years CHEC has performed a lot of activities. They have made some information cards and campaigns like “16 day campaign: Stop Violence against Women and Girl starting with you” and also campaigns on the international women’s day such as “Women and peace and development campaign”. To contribute to the strategy of ministry of women affairs were has been conducted community educations and debates on GBV with focus on awareness of GBV and domestic violence. CHEC has also conducted house counselling to GBV survivors in 4 districts, referred cases on DV and rape with IDP to get support services and HIV blood test, and organized women network meetings. To spread the message and engage youths, men and boys were has been conducted volleyball contest. CHEC has increased the overall knowledge on GBV by training health centre staff in collaboration with Ministry of Women’s Affair, conduct training courses on GBV and DV counselling for commune leaders, CCWC, MoWA and district officers and police.

The community educations and community debates have contributed to make awareness of community people including women GBV survivors. These activities have changed some cultural norm as well as stereotypes of community people and local authorities. They stopped think of the GBV as an internal affair and family issue, and now think of it is a society problem. Some mind-set of community also changed, many of them have responded to GBV when it happened through reporting to local stakeholder, and appreciate the counselling and educations including refer to access health cares for serious cases.  With all this work, CHEC contributes to reach the SDG’s goal No. 5 “Gender equality”. By supporting and improving protection and services to women victims of GBC and also by providing solutions and approaches for eliminating the number of GBV cases, by working with the local authorities and stakeholders.

Key changes in the well-being of women from the GBV Program are:

  • Women are more likely to tell someone or report to the local authorities or an NGO, an incident of GBV or domestic violence.
  • Women are more likely to talk with their spouse about GBV, to reduce fighting and conflict.
  • Local authorities are more likely intervene where there are cases of GBV, to counsel couples, provide referrals to support services or report/refer perpetrators to the police.
  • Women are less likely to accept GBV in all its different forms. 
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Our Current Partners

  • Bread for the World

    MISEREOR

    SCIAF

Our Previous Partners

  • Trocaire

    Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

    World Food Program

  • UN Women

    USAID

    The Global Fund

  • Cafod

    CAFOD