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PROJECTS: PREVENTION

365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND

SOUTH AFRICA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS 23-26 APRIL 2012 JOHANNESBURG

EMPOWER WOMEN

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HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM?


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IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?


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Situation of Domestic Violence in Mauritius: Figures quoted by the Police Family Protection Unit:
2009: Total cases of Domestic Violence reported: 3984 2010 (Jan to Aug) Total cases of Domestic Violence reported: 3440 Trend for the whole year: 5000

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HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


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A national awareness campaign forming the background to a major training initiative. The objectives of the campaign:
Raise awareness of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Mauritius Encourage men to stand up and say no to violence against women

Educating young boys and young men on the need to change ones behaviour

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HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


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Target boys and young men 12-22 years old
Through secondary schools, tertiary institutions, NGOs, social groups and centres, and the work place, wherever young people are found

Run national awareness campaigns to say no to violence against girls and women Create a team of facilitators to deliver workshops and presentations to the target audience nationwide Develop the appropriate deliverables (little purple book)

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WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE PROJECT?


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We started the poster and media campaign in September 2011 The seminars with youngsters started in November and we target 3000 by December 2012

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WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
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We target 11-22 years old boys and young men because this is where we feel we can have most influence and break the cycle of violence. We want to change their attitude towards girls and women.

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PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT


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Junior Chamber International Gender links Amnesty International Ministry for Gender Equality Ministry of Youth and Sports Ministry of Education

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RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


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The project obtained substantial support from the Ministry for Gender Equality (MRU 2.5m) The British Council and the British High Commission also provided support The Media Posters and stickers A world class trainer in gender sensitisation Sponsors

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CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?

Radio and TV adverts Billboards Publication of a Little Purple Book Role plays during facilitation sessions

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION


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Evaluation sheet Systematic debriefing after sessions and during core meetings Refresher sessions every 2 months with facilitators

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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


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Nationwide billboard and media campaign impact 500 youngsters trained in colleges and youth and community centres Popular facebook page Regular positive feedback on website Request for partnership from ministries

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)


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This has not been scientifically measured but the impact is certain based on feedback obtained from auditors, government officials and community leaders

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SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


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Recruitment of more facilitators in July 20 out of 110 applicants in September 2011! The Little Purple Book and pledge call for commitment The training material is continually refined based on experience and feedback on the ground

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LESSONS LEARNED
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We are targeting the right group The need for a more permanent structure Getting more men to be engaged Scepticism Recruiting facilitators Opening doors Post-sessions follow-up Financial resources Time It is certainly bigger that we can chewfor the time being!

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ANY QUESTIONS?

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