Women Empowerment:

Donor

Colombo plan

Name of Project

Increasing access to justice for survivors or those at risk of experiencing gender-based violence and/or trafficking in persons

Amount of Funding

USD 429,000

Dates of Funding

2017

Feb

2018

October

Purpose of and objectives of the grant

    • Improved access to a safe haven for survivors, or those at risk of experiencing, gender-based violence and/or trafficking in persons.
    • Improved resolution of gender-based violence cases through shelters and family guidance centers.
    • Improved psychological health of beneficiaries.
    • Increased self-sufficiency among gender-based violence survivors.

Activities

  1. Establish coordination with religious leaders, governmental authorities, community elders and other stakeholders how gender based violence could be minimized
  2. Coordinate with local media to conduct round table sessions related to the public awareness
  3. Collaboration with health sector to contribute in reducing gender based violence
  4. To empower women survivors of gender-based violence to have access to fair justice through having legal representation at respective courts where they have legal disputes/cases. 
  5. To prevent gender-based violence in the communities of the target province through extensive public awareness campaigns and monthly basis outreach activities.

Coverage area

Laghman

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Donor

UN Women

Name of Project

Advocacy for the Prevention of violence against women

Amount of Funding

USD 100,000

Dates of Funding

2014

July

2015

July

Purpose of and objectives of the grant

The overall goal of the project is to prevent violence against women and girls at home, in their communities and in disaster and conflict situations. 

 

The specific objectives are:

  1. To increase awareness of women/girls on human rights, improve and promote the civil, social, and cultural rights of women/girls
  2. To promote youth and men engagement and establish networking in support of EVAW law, the rights of women/girls and contribute in changing unequal gender norms and practices.
  3. To increase access to justice systems and advocate for improved enforcement of laws protecting women against Gender based Violence

Activities

Mobilize national and local media to be involved in the public awareness about women rights
Organize round table discussions in local radio stations broadcasted live. The discussions are aimed at public awareness about women rights and preventing violence against women
Build the capacity and knowledge of persons involved for advocating the women rights in their communities
Offering training of trainers (TOT) training to the ORCD trainers
Select interested Community Development councils (CDCs) who are interested to advocate for women rights
Training a total 200 persons from the community on women rights and the ways how they can advocate for preventing violence against women

 

Coverage area

Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar Provinces

 

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Donor

Counterpart International / USAID

Name of Project

Public Awareness on the legal rights of women

Amount of Funding

USD 95,000

Dates of Funding

2013

March

2013

September

Purpose of grant

To increase awareness of people on the legal rights of women in the view of Afghan constitution and religion in Daikundi province

 

Activities

Identify 50 men and 50 women influential in communities
Conduct trainings to 100 women
Mobilize media (Radio and Television) for the awareness of people on women rights through broadcasting spots and round table discussions
Conduct seminars and workshop at provincial level
Hold meetings with the representatives of people at central an provincial level  
Establish women committees or family action groups

 

Coverage area

Three districts of Daikundi (Neli, Kejran and Gitti districts)

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Feasibility Study for Women empowerment in Rural Areas

With funding from European Union, Organization for Research and Community Development (ORCD) in partnership with HNTPO is launching a feasibility study to see multiple options how women could be empowered so that their health and nutrition status could be improved. Through this project with a total fund worth EURO, 25,000, a total 300 eligible wome from rural areas of will be interviewed in-depth and through focused group discussions. The project will be completed in one year and would entail active involvement of the other stakeholders. This project will ultimately lead to having positive impact on the lives of women which could significantly contribute to improving their health and nutrition status through self-empowerment.