ZISVAW Project Archives

2012-2014 ZISVAW Projects

  • Mass Communication with a Purpose: Global Partnership on Edutainment for Social Change 

Funding: US$802,124 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UN Women
Edutainment is the term used to describe a proven approach that combines mass communication of a positive and locally-relevant message with communication of a positive and locally-relevant message with community outreach to transform the myth that violence against women (VAW) is "normal" and "inevitable". The edutainment approach, which combines traditional and contemporary media, is proven to be both cost-effective and efficient in reaching women and men on a much wider scale. Drawing upon successful edutainment projects in India, Nicaragua and South Africa, the project will be implemented by partner agencies in the 12 target countries, including Bangladesh and Nigeria in year one and Afghanistan, Cambodia, Egypt, Mali, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Vietnam in year two. PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

  • Safe Cities for Women in Honduras

Funding: US$250,000 to UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) 
More than 50% of the world’s population –approximately 3.4 billion people – lives in cities today, and this number is projected to increase to 69% by 2015. With this rapid urbanization come increased risks for citizens of urban areas, especially women and children. Many face sexual assault or harassment on streets, public transportation or in their own neighborhoods. The Safe Cities Program addresses the issue of urban violence by working with local authorities and organizations on the ground to build awareness and solutions. PROJECT DESCRIPTION | PROJECT UPDATE APRIL 2014 | BI-MONTHLY UPDATE APRIL 2014

  • Empowering Women in Rural Samoa to Combat Violence

Funding: US$109,876 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UN Women 
Samoa is an island country in the Pacific Ocean and has a population of 192,001 with 61% of the population living in poverty. The incidence of violence experienced by women and girls between the ages of 18 and 65 in Samoa is high, and this violence is usually perpetrated by an intimate partner. The World Health Organization found that women in Samoa experienced both physical abuse (41%) and sexual abuse (20%), and more than 50% did not tell anyone about the abuse. Of those women that did not seek help, 86% stated that they thought abuse was “normal” or “not serious.” The goal of the project is to empower communities in rural Samoa to prevent and combat violence against women (VAW). PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

 2010-2012 ZISVAW Projects

  • Towards a Comprehensive Strategy to End Burns Violence Against Women in Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda

Funding: US$430,000 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UNIFEM
Acid violence and other forms of burning are prevalent forms of violence against women and girls, especially in countries where regulatory monitoring and controls are weak, and where the judiciary, lawyers and police have limited knowledge on the appropriate laws to prosecute perpetrators.  Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), the only organization working internationally on this issue, will collaborate with national Acid Survivors Foundations (ASF) in Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda to pilot an innovative and holistic community-based approach to address these forms of violence.  The project will focus on improving response from the justice, police and health sectors, mobilizing communities to monitor and advocate for the implementation of legislation reform, and encouraging individual responsibility to end this gender-based violence. PROJECT DESCRIPTION | STORIES OF SURVIVAL | SCARRED BUT STRONG | PROJECT UPDATE DECEMBER 2011 | PROJECT UPDATE AUGUST 2011

  • Security and Empowerment for Women and their Families: Ensuring a Gender-Responsive Humanitarian and Early Recovery Response in Haiti

Funding: US$200,000 to UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women)
Haitian women carry the disproportionate burden of care for children and family; however, rigid gender roles and inequalities make women vulnerable to gender-based violence and exclusion from political decision-making.  During times of emergencies, Haitian women and girls have experienced heightened exposure to acts of violence and in particular sexual violence.  With the overall objective of ensuring a gender-responsive humanitarian and early recovery response, the project will focus on increasing the capacity to provide services to victims of gender-based violence, to deliver support for women's economic livelihoods and to promote, support and ensure women's empowerment and participation in the recovery process. PROJECT DESCRIPTION | PROJECT UPDATE | PROJECT UPDATE MARCH 2012 | SUCCESS STORY DECEMBER 2011 | FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY OF AN ADOLESCENT HOUSED BY KAY FANM
 

 
Violence against Women and Girls in Haiti: The Enemy Within
UNIFEM

2008-2010 ZISVAW Projects

Ending Violence Against Women through Community Action (EVAWCA) in Cambodia
US$300,000 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UNIFEM
Project Description | pdf
Project Update, November 2009 | pdf
Project Update, December 2010 | pdf
 
Combating Physical Violence Against Women and Supporting the Implementation of Protective and Anti-Discriminatory Laws and Policies in Egypt
US$200,000 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UNIFEM
Project Description | pdf
Project Update, November 2009 | pdf
Final Report, December 2010 | pdf
 
Community-Based Center for Housing and Rehabilitation of Women Victims of Violence in Syria
US$100,000 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UNIFEM
Project Description | pdf
Project Update, November 2009 | pdf
Final Report, June 2011 | pdf
 

2006-2008 ZISVAW Projects

Preventing Trafficking in Women in Thailand by Addressing the Normative Dimensions of Demand

US$100,000 to UNIFEM

Project Description | pdf
 
Preventing Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region
US$63,500 to Development and Education Program for Daughters and Communities (DEPDC)
Project Description | pdf
Project Update, July 2008 | pdf
 
Prevention of Cross-border Regional Trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro
US$100,000 to STAR Network of World Learning Regional Anti-Trafficking Mobiliziation for Prevention (RAMP)
Project Description | pdf
Star Network, Regional Anti-Trafficking Mobiliziation for Prevention, July 2007 | pdf
The Community Strikes Back: A Regional Conference on Trafficking, May 2007 | Carol Bellamy Remarks
Project Update, February 2007 | pdf
 
Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Modules for Zonta Clubs Worldwide
US$50,000 to STAR Network of World Learning
Project Description | pdf
 
Combating Violence Against Women and Girls in Sierra Leone
US$50,000 to UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women
Project Description | pdf
Project Update, November 2009 | pdf
 
Implementation of Laws, Policies and Action Plans on Violence Against Women in Niger
US$50,000 to UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women
Project Description | pdf
Project Update, July 2008 | pdf
 
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