About PREVENT

Adopting a DO NO HARM approach, CARE’s work on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) aligns itself to achieving the organization’s vision, and goal of supporting people of all genders to exercise their right to a life of dignity, security, freedom, and harmony where diversity is celebrated.

CARE Nepal achieved this by working with household, community and broader levels with a focus on transforming drivers and triggers of GBV, including women’s empowerment, engaging men/boys, facilitating community dialogues, strengthening community governance, research on GBV for advocacy and practice, and supporting movements and national advocacy for policy change. Through the various projects, such as ‘Safe Justice’ and ‘Sambodhan Project’, CARE Nepal supported voices from marginalized communities to represent and negotiate their rights in district, national, regional and global forums. This was especially true when the communities conducted awareness rallies and held meetings with regards to the Domestic Violence Act. These activities have strengthened commitments, priorities, and plans for action around GBV across global, regional, national, and district level.

REACH

70,904

Individuals were reached by CARE Nepal through this program in 2018.

PROGRAM INITIATIVES

PREVENT Program Initiative:

Safe Justice: SAFE Justice Project is part of Integrated Program for Strengthening Security and Justice (IPSSJ) funded by DFID and implemented by CARE-Nepal through local partner organizations in Achham, Bajura, Dhading, Gorkha and Sindhupalchok districts. SAFE Justice Project aims to promote more active justice seeking behavior among marginalized populations in general and women and girls in particular breaking culture of silence; responsiveness of justice service providers with effective and gender sensitive services.

Sambodhan: The Integrated Platform for Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nepal (Sambodhan) is a World Bank Group supported stand-alone project, implemented by the National Women’s Commission (NWC) with the technical support of CARE Nepal. The project aims to raise awareness about and improve the response to widespread Gender-Based Violence (GBV).