Request for Funding
I-Background and Rationale
The issue of gender-based sexual , verbal, emotional, physical and cultural violence (in these villages) is unfortunately far from being resolved . Gender-based violence affects victims on multiple levels including their activities in their communities. The project aims to make gender-based violence an act that can be discussed openly, prevented, and reprimanded severely when it occurs.
In the communities in which the project will be implemented, there is a recurrence of violence against women. Most of the time women do not have the courage to denounce such violence. Even if they do have the courage they do not do so because of the treatment they will receive by the community and because there is no channel where their request will receive an appropriate response.
Furthermore in this area violence against women is often not considered as a wrongful act. It is believed that the woman herself is responsible for provoking the violence and that the man has the right to the use violence on his woman.
Funding will therefore be used to raise awareness of women’s rights in the Kloto prefecture located in the plateau region of Togo.
II-Description of the project area:
The prefecture of Kloto has been identified for the project. This prefecture is located in the plateau region whose capital is Kpalime. To obtain meaningful results, all actions will focus on ten villages including Kuma-Dounyo, Kuma-Tokpli, Kuma-Apoti, Kuma-bala, Hanyigba, Lavie Kpadapé, Galavé Tove-ati and Tove-ahoundjo. These villages are hotspots for violence in general and in particular gender-based violence.
In previous projects, it has been noted that cases of gender based violence across the prefecture. Unfortunately project work to date has not yet been able to reach all villages. It is therefore necessary that the action is focused on some of these villages that have not yet been targeted by Winner Group.
The objective of this project is to contribute to the reduction of gender-based violence experienced by girls and women in the named communities
The expected results can be classified in to short and long term results:
– Communities are better informed about the different forms of violence against women and girls.
– The township and village leaders and the village development committees are trained in strategies against gender based violence.
– The communities more aware of the human rights of women.
– Men and women know better the phenomenon of gender-based violence and its impact on society
– Communities adhere to the idea of eradicating violence in all its forms
– Men and women know the behaviors and attitudes necessary to avoid violence
-Laws relating to women’s human rights are better enforced
-Men are aware of the effectiveness of the phenomenon
-The incidence of violence in general and in particular those based on gender is significantly reduced in the communities.
-Community leaders are involved in the fight against violence against women.
-The discriminatory behavior of men vis-à- vis women is changed
– Gender based violence is seen as a serious offense and is sentenced communally
-Provisions are made for the perpetrators of such violence to be punished or reprimanded socially and communally (such as the exclusion of a husband, who continues to commit domestic violence, from all community activities) .
V- Activities to be undertaken
a. Briefing and Training
This activity will be carried out at two levels. The first will involve the heads of villages and townships and the village development committees in which the project will take place. This will inform these actors on the objectives and expected results of the project.
The heads of village and township and the village development committees will be educated on the theme “gender equality” and the damage created by gender based violence in the community. They will then be trained on the law relating to the rights and duties of women so that they can adhere to the process.
b. Training of facilitators and sketch groups
Facilitators and sketch groups will be trained on violence against women. Facilitators will be introduced to techniques for identifying cases of gender violence and its management. Theatre will be created, trained in various incidents of violence and they will stage sketches to highlight the daily experiences of victims.
c. Organization of broadcasts
Radio shows will be hosted on the clarification of the concept of violence against women in general and in particular the types of violence that occur in our communities. Broadcasts will be with local actors. There will be a section of the show open for the public phone in to allow broader participation.
d. Manufacture and installation of posters
Posters will be designed, printed and distributed in selected villages. Posters will highlight cases of violence against women in general and especially girls. On the posters we also be images illustrating acts of equality and complementarities between men, women, boys and girls.
e. Preparation of reports
Project activity and financial reports will be prepared mid-term and at the end of the project .These will take into account all activities, achievements, challenges and possible solutions and will include photographs of the activities which have taken place.
The financial report will include a full breakdown of expenditure including attached invoices and receipts.
f. Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism
The monitoring will be done in two stages. The first is to assist community leaders in their interventions in villages to ensure the effectiveness of the awareness raising work. The second step is to hold meetings with the leaders to discuss the challenges they have met in the field and consider strategies to overcome them. An internal mid-term and final meeting will also be held to evaluate the work done and make recommendations for future use.