Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Serbia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2012
Completion Date:
12/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
26,000

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Title Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence
Atlas Project Number: 00063754
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Serbia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2012
Planned End Date: 12/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
  • 3. Cross-cutting Development Issue
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Capacities of national and local institutions enhanced to scale up proven MDG acceleration interventions and to plan, monitor, report and evaluate the MDG progress in the context of related national development priorities
  • 2. Strengthened national, regional and local level capacity to mainstream gender equality and women's empowerment in government policies and institutions
  • 3. UNDP programmes/projects integrate gender equality and women's empowerment in line with the UNDP gender equality strategy, 2008-2011
Evaluation Budget(US $): 26,000
Source of Funding: Project funds (Norway)
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Vilana Pilinkaite Sotirovic Independent Consultant SERBIA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Gender Equality Directorate
Countries: SERBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Though the financial resources are very scarce, GED is recommended to maintain the established cooperation and coordination liaison in order to sustain SGBV objectives on the political agenda of the GoS. This could be achieved through the so-called open method of coordination (OMC) which can be a key for action when political will is lacking but a common concern is perceived. GED, supported by the UNDP, is urged to undertake leadership to communicate and coordinate very concrete and achievable targets set in the National Strategy on Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Family and Intimate Partnership, monitor and evaluate their implementation as a mutual learning process.
2 The UNDP is recommended to plan strategically more focused project initiatives and seek for available donors within the EU accession process in order to further promote human rights and combat gender based violence. The built strong multi-level partnership with civil society organizations during the Project enhances the strategic role of the UNDP to continue empowering the voices of the diverse grassroots organization in the path of legal and social reforms which have to be undertaken by the State in the EU accessions process. Relying on this partnership with NGOs, the UNDP could continue monitoring the implementation of commitments undertaken by the GoS to combat gender based violence and provide technical support as required. This support to the development of combating violence and social inclusion strategies could be developed into the important and timely instruments required by the EU and applied in the transition period.
3 The UNDP is recommended to actively engage in mainstreaming human rights approach on gender based violence at the cross-border cooperation level through regional networks or through support to developing their people as a technical assistance resource. Good practices, accumulated knowledge, capacities and experiences of the implemented Project is the excellent know-how instruments to be replicated in the neighbouring countries in the South-East European region and adjusted to their specific contexts. This might enhance development across neighbouring countries towards convergence, based on fundamental rights perspective.
4 The UNDP is recommended to continue its effort in developing social and institutional environment that will contribute to sustainable and integrated response to VAW in Serbia. The new initiated project by three UN agencies ? UNDP, UNWOMEN and UNICEF ? and supported by UNTFVAW, can make a significant input in both strengthening political commitments to reduce gender based violence and mainstreaming human rights and gender perspective in policymaking process
1. Recommendation: Though the financial resources are very scarce, GED is recommended to maintain the established cooperation and coordination liaison in order to sustain SGBV objectives on the political agenda of the GoS. This could be achieved through the so-called open method of coordination (OMC) which can be a key for action when political will is lacking but a common concern is perceived. GED, supported by the UNDP, is urged to undertake leadership to communicate and coordinate very concrete and achievable targets set in the National Strategy on Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Family and Intimate Partnership, monitor and evaluate their implementation as a mutual learning process.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/26]

UNDP will continue to support the efforts of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy ? Gender Equality Directorate in the implementation of the National Strategy for Preventing and Combating Violence against Women in Family and Intimate Partner Relationships. Concrete possibility for furthering the cooperation is the imminent implementation of the UNTFVaW project ?Integrated Response to VaW in Serbia? (2012-2014).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Maintaining the functional cooperation with MoLESP in regards to combating sexual and gender based violence
[Added: 2012/12/26] [Last Updated: 2016/11/18]
Vesna Jaric 2014/01 Completed a. Request for nominating the National Project Director of the UNTFVaW project. Request sent to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy. b. Continuous exchange with the MoLESP, planning and implementation of the activities in line with policy framework of the country. History
1.2. Maintaining the established cooperation with the line ministries
[Added: 2012/12/26] [Last Updated: 2016/11/18]
Vesna Jaric 2014/01 Completed a. Provide technical and expert support to MoLESP in maintaining the network of gender focal points in the line ministries with the focus on sexual and gender based violence. History
2. Recommendation: The UNDP is recommended to plan strategically more focused project initiatives and seek for available donors within the EU accession process in order to further promote human rights and combat gender based violence. The built strong multi-level partnership with civil society organizations during the Project enhances the strategic role of the UNDP to continue empowering the voices of the diverse grassroots organization in the path of legal and social reforms which have to be undertaken by the State in the EU accessions process. Relying on this partnership with NGOs, the UNDP could continue monitoring the implementation of commitments undertaken by the GoS to combat gender based violence and provide technical support as required. This support to the development of combating violence and social inclusion strategies could be developed into the important and timely instruments required by the EU and applied in the transition period.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/26]

UNDP will continue supporting civil society organizations as specialized service providers to survivors/victims of VaW, as well as in their role in advocacy and watchdog of the GoS commitments in this field. UNDP will provide technical and expert support to GoS in aligning policy and legislative measures in the field of combating VaW with the international standards and instruments in this field, focusing particularly on CoE and EU instruments.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Support to GoS in the process of ratification of the CoE Convention on Preventing and Eliminating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul convention)
[Added: 2012/12/26] [Last Updated: 2016/11/18]
Vesna Jaric 2014/01 Completed Organization of the public hearing in cooperation with the Parliamentary Committee for human and minority rights and gender equality of the National Parliament of Serbia. History
2.2. Monitor legislative and policy changes at the EU level in the field of combating sexual and gender based violence, violence against women, domestic violence.
[Added: 2012/12/26] [Last Updated: 2016/11/18]
vesna Jaric 2014/01 Completed History
3. Recommendation: The UNDP is recommended to actively engage in mainstreaming human rights approach on gender based violence at the cross-border cooperation level through regional networks or through support to developing their people as a technical assistance resource. Good practices, accumulated knowledge, capacities and experiences of the implemented Project is the excellent know-how instruments to be replicated in the neighbouring countries in the South-East European region and adjusted to their specific contexts. This might enhance development across neighbouring countries towards convergence, based on fundamental rights perspective.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/26]

UNDP will keep disseminating the know how gained through the SGBV project, assuring the continuation and scaling up of the best practices and will respond to any request for targeted expert consultations in order to transfer expertise and best practices in different contexts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Establishing mechanisms and instruments for sharing information, knowledge and best practices in the field of preventing and combating VaW
[Added: 2012/12/26] [Last Updated: 2013/12/06]
Vesna Jaric 2014/01 Completed UNDP and B92 have launched in November 2013 the first one stop shop on VaW in the western Balkans
4. Recommendation: The UNDP is recommended to continue its effort in developing social and institutional environment that will contribute to sustainable and integrated response to VAW in Serbia. The new initiated project by three UN agencies ? UNDP, UNWOMEN and UNICEF ? and supported by UNTFVAW, can make a significant input in both strengthening political commitments to reduce gender based violence and mainstreaming human rights and gender perspective in policymaking process
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/26]

UNTFVaW project ?Integrated Response to VaW in Serbia? will be implemented in the period December 2012 - December 2014.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Support to establishing local level integrated response to VaW
[Added: 2012/12/26] [Last Updated: 2016/11/18]
Vesna Jaric 2014/01 Completed a. Trainings for local level service providers on modalities of cooperation (case conference) and procedures in cases of VaW b. Establishing functional local level mechanisms of cooperation of general and specialized service providers History

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