Strengths and Challenges in the Implementation of Women's Justice and Empowerment Initiative
Apr 29, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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The Women’s Justice and Empowerment Initiative (WJEI) was a three-year, multimillion dollar program to bolster women’s justice and empowerment within the context of gender-based violence (GBV), in four sub-Saharan African countries: Benin, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. The WJEI aimed to:
- Help raise awareness of the problem of GBV
- Improve the ability to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate GBV cases
- Provide victims with medical and psychosocial support.
MEASURE Evaluation evaluated the implementation of the WJEI by conducting intensive field studies in Benin and Kenya and document review with telephone interviews in South Africa and Zambia.
MEASURE Evaluation staff will present results of the field studies in Benin and Kenya. The presentation will cover:
How the project was implemented in each country context
Programmatic successes and challenges
Recommendations for future GBV programming initiatives
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About the Presenters
Shelah S. Bloom is Senior Gender Advisor of the MEASURE Evaluation project and Research Assistant Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has research experience in Asia and Africa on a range of health outcomes including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, gender-based violence, and maternal health.
Suzanne Maman, PhD, is Associate Professor of Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill with research experience in Africa using qualitative methods to study a range of health outcomes including HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and gender-based violence.
Elly Arnoff, MPH, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. She spent the summer of 2012 in Kenya conducting the field study there.
Lauren Hill is a PhD candidate in the department of Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill. She spent the summer of 2012 in Benin conducting the field study there.