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APPROCCIO INTEGRATO PER LA RIDUZIONE DELLA VIOLENZA CONTRO LE DONNE IN AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan

Initiative timeframe: 2011/2015

Total initiative costs

€ 716,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 716,000.0

Status

75 Complete
75%

Afghanistan


Location

Five districts of Herat (Injil, Zindajan, Ghoryan, Guzara, Herat city).

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The project aims at improving the rural women access to justice through women rights and legal awareness with specific focus on community level. Officially started on 1 September 2011, it has identified 50 villages where project activities are taking place, including the establishment of 50 REFLECT circles. Each circle is established in any of the house in the village and approximately 20-25 women from village attend the circles. Each circle is equipped with learning and writing materials and is attended by 20-25 women. The circle acts as a safe place for women to self help to needy women with the help of 50 facilitators. The project also selected 60 paralegals (50 women and 10 men), who received training through the project and are addressing issues of violence against women on a volunteer basis. The Paralegals were also provided with necessary training handouts, books and self-learning material on women’s rights and elimination of violence against women. Through the project, the first report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Women of Afghanistan was also finalized, and served as a tool for advocacy on women’s rights at the national level. read more close

Main outcome

To reduce violence against women by improving access to justice for women affected by violence in 5 districts of Herat through collective, informed involvement of women, community leaders, paralegals and parliamentarians

Initiative data

Initiative number 009544
Purpose Women's equality organisations and institutions
Sector I.5.a. Government & Civil Society-general, Total

Subjects

Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Women’s Affairs
Representative walter.zucconi@coopitafghanistan.org
Other financiers -

Beneficiaries

• 2,205 women • 44.960 members of the families and communities sensitized on GBV

Beneficiaries of which females 55.0%
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Rapidly degrading security situation in target districts

Limited monitoring capacity of local staff.

Actions taken

During the periods when insecurity was most problematic, monitoring was carried out by local staff through telephone calls.

Action Aid

NGO promoted project, grant to Action Aid, total amount of Euro 716.000,00

Status Ongoing - 75%
Type Contributions
Procedure Direct Contracting/Direct Assignment
Procurement notice -