External Evaluation of the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Special Fund 2008-2014
About the publication
- Published: April 2015
- Series: Norad Collected Reviews
- Type: --
- Carried out by: Bdr. Robin N. Haarr, Lead Evaluator, UN Women consultant
- Commissioned by: UN Women Afghanistan Country Office
- Country: Afghanistan
- Theme: Women and gender equality
- Pages: 79
- Serial number: 13/2015
- ISBN: 978-82-7548-900-3
- ISSN: 1894-518X
This report presents the results of an external evaluation of the multi-donor initiative entitled, “Strengthening EVAW Policies, Programmes, and Mechanisms in Afghanistan: EVAW Special Fund” (herein referred to as the EVAW Special Fund). Since the launch of the EVAW Special Fund in 2008, the Fund has been administered by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), with financial support from multiple donors, including the Governments of Australia, Denmark, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The EVAW Special Fund essentially provides small grants to CSOs that are implementing community-based initiatives prioritizing innovative projects that address the social realities of communities and supports sustainable grassroots approaches to EVAW, including protection of women at-risk of and survivors of VAW, and prevention of VAW, including multi-stakeholder involvement from the government and civil society.