Addressing Gender Based Violence through socio-economic empowerment of women, men and children in Nepal

Reporting Organization:Islamic Relief Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 360,178
Timeframe: February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Islamic Relief Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)


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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Nepal - $ 360,178.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (83 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (17 %)

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The project will engage with identified female survivors, both children and women of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and those who are at risk of GBV and provide them needs based support (Livelihood, education, build awareness on their rights and entitlements, etc.) leading to their socio-economic empowerment. The intervention will adopt a mix of service delivery and rights based approach to enable women/girls to assess their situation and understand the root cause for the unequal power relations resulting in gender-based suffering. The project will assist them to take appropriate measures using a gender sensitive approach to alleviate their sufferings by improving their socio-economic status. The project will create champions from among religious leaders, youths, children from both sexes to spread message for safeguarding rights bestowed upon women/girls by the constitution and religious texts and work toward reducing unequal power relations between men and women. The project will support female survivors of GBV and those at risk by supporting them with resilient on farm and off farm livelihood options and other support linked to education, health, psychosocial counselling etc., make them aware of their rights and entitlements, organise community awareness programmes and facilitate the strengthening of the existing systems to enable duty bearers to effectively reach out to the victims of GBV.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Older adults, women Older adults, men
Total Direct Population: 17,933
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Outcome: Reduced incidents of gender based violence among individuals, primarily women and girls in Rautahat district, Nepal. Outputs under this outcome include 1) Increased knowledge, awareness and skills of community members on addressing GBV issues; 2) GBV survivors and at risk population in Rautahat district are economically empowered; and 3) Strengthened institutional systems to address GBV cases.

Achieved Results



SDG Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG 5.2.2 Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence by persons other than an intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by age and place of occurrence
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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