Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea
Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea

Promoting Inclusive Women’s Development, Protection and Healing in Papua New Guinea

International Women's Development Agency

Those Supported
Overseas communities or charities
Age Demographic
Varied Ages
Project Focus
Human rights | International relations
Project Area
International
Rural/Regional

Project Description

IWDA’s local partner, the Eastern Highlands Family Voice (EHFV) is recognised as a leading NGO in PNG’s highlands working on issues of family and sexual violence.
This project led by EHFV provides a high-quality response to gender-based violence (GBV) through counselling, case management and referrals. Just as importantly, EHFV engages the broader community including men, as well as community leaders to prevent violence from happening in the first place and to create a more enabling environment for survivors of violence to access support.
In response to COVID-19, EHFV has begun phone counselling and remote case management to ensure that clients receive ongoing support. EHFV has also translated and printed health information resources from the World Health Organisation and distributed them through its network of community leaders and volunteers.

Expected Outcomes

This project is led by a local civil society organisation that places human rights and women’s empowerment at the core of its intervention. The project aims to prevent and respond to gender based violence, which is one of the biggest barriers to women’s empowerment in PNG. Examples include:
•With IWDA’s support, EHFV is strengthening its response services to ensure that they follow an effective survivor-centred approach. Such an approach ensures that survivors of violence are empowered to define the best solution for themselves, their children and family.
•EHFV organises peer-to-peer group discussions, and livelihood training so that survivors of violence can become more financially independent.
•EHFV encourages women to take a leadership role in their community, and supports women to advocate for action to end violence against women.
Between July 2020 and June 2021, this project will contribute to improving the lives of approximately 640 survivors of violence, by:
•Providing counselling, case management and referrals for women experiencing gender based violence.
•Coordinating improved referral pathways for survivors of violence, working with police, health and other service providers.
•Supporting survivors emotionally and connecting them to other survivors for peer-support, and providing livelihoods trainings to support financial independence.

Project Data & Lessons

IWDA supports EHFV’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) through training and ongoing remote support.
Specifically, this project uses the following MEL tools:
•Daily and ongoing records of client data;
•Activity reports with feedback from participants, case studies to interrogate longer term change
•Monthly and annual staff reflections with analysis of progress
•Internal mid-term review to be conducted this year and external endline evaluation to be conducted next year.

IWDA’s local partner, the Eastern Highlands Family Voice (EHFV) is recognised as a leading NGO in PNG’s highlands working on issues of family and sexual violence.
This project led by EHFV provides a high-quality response to gender-based violence (GBV) through counselling, case management and referrals. Just as importantly, EHFV engages the broader community including men, as well as community leaders to prevent violence from happening in the first place and to create a more enabling environment for survivors of violence to access support.
In response to COVID-19, EHFV has begun phone counselling and remote case management to ensure that clients receive ongoing support. EHFV has also translated and printed health information resources from the World Health Organisation and distributed them through its network of community leaders and volunteers.

Project Dates

Project Commences – July 1, 2020
Project Completes – June 30, 2021

Funding Details

$15,500
Funding Needed
$202,995
Current Funding
$218,495
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Deductible Gift Recipient
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
DFAT, Australian Philanthropists
Other Support Opportunities

Organisation Details

International Women's Development Agency
ABN: 19 242 959 685

Contact Details

Sharney Bowen
phone: 0447290768

About International Women's Development Agency

Together with our partners and as part of global coalitions, IWDA has worked for more than 30 years to progress the rights of women and girls. We have a clear vision that one day we will achieve gender equality, for all. IWDA respects and acknowledges the life cycle experiences of diverse women and girls. We’ve always understood that women are not a homogenous group and that gender-based discrimination intersects with other sources of discrimination including race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion and socio-cultural background.