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Gender Based Voilence

Introduction/ Background:
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is deeply rooted in social norms and values that discriminate against women.  Behavior and attitude change for forging values around gender equality and human rights will help mainstream gender in development activities.  The project envisages intense and extensive awareness-building programs, throughout the project total 312 listener clubs meeting were conducted in which approximately 600 persons both male and female were prepared to benefit from the relevant stakeholder as the beneficiary of the project.
Objectives:

  • Facilitate the collection and dissemination of primary information on GBV;

  • Create an enabling environment for community institutions can create networks and linkages for their communities to resolve the complex challenges of gender based violence that affects women’s access to resources and their benefits.

  •  This pilot aims to create awareness and link men & women, girls and boys and youth centers  with government agencies such as the Women Development Department (WDD) and Non-Formal Literacy and Basic Education (NFLBE) Department of Government of Punjab, who are looking to create modes of service delivery at the grass-roots level 

Target Area:
6 Union Councils of district Multan. 
Key Interventions/ Achievemments:
•  500 HH base line survey
•  1 orientation workshop of 26 listener club members.
• 312 listener clubs meetings.
• 1 Closing workshop.
• 600 men & women sensitized on GBV through series of 12 radio programs and 312 listener's club meetings were conducted.
• 1000 HH and 6500 male & female are benefited by radio program awareness sessions.
• Community is more aware about their rights to prevent gender based violence.
• 26 community activists are capacitated to facilitate others for resolving their issues on GBV.
• Developed community linkages with Free legal aid centers by NGOs, Police emergency helpline 15, media, Govt. departments and parliamentarians.
• 3 cases on GBV (property & maintenance) are reported to Dastageer Legal Aid center.
• Survey data and analysis is available on GBV.
Awareness raising on women development-related laws passed by Punjab Govt.