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Nepal: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers

Sovereign (Public) Project | 38097-012 Status: Closed

The objective of the JFPR is to reduce vulnerability and helplessness of women and children in 5 rural districts of Nepal by providing professional and coordinated protection and assistance to female and child victims of crimes such as rape, domestic violence, polygamy, allegations of witchcraft, child abuse, child marriage and trafficking. This will increase their chances of reintegration into mainstream society and thus their participation in the development process eventually leading to poverty reduction.

Project Details

Project Officer
Suman Subba South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Modality
  • Grant
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Project Number 38097-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9135-NEP: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 750,000.00
Grant 0277-NEP: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 195,894.00
Grant 0382-NEP: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Gender and Development Cooperation Fund US$ 300,000.00
Grant 0406-NEP: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 3.20 million
TA 8627-NEP: Supporting the Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The objective of the JFPR is to reduce vulnerability and helplessness of women and children in 5 rural districts of Nepal by providing professional and coordinated protection and assistance to female and child victims of crimes such as rape, domestic violence, polygamy, allegations of witchcraft, child abuse, child marriage and trafficking. This will increase their chances of reintegration into mainstream society and thus their participation in the development process eventually leading to poverty reduction.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB's overarching objective in Nepal will be for a broad-based and inclusive social and economic development process as to achieve poverty reduction. Support for promoting a socially inclusive development process will help the Government to improve the access of the poor to essential services and opportunities for economic advancement and political participation and to address the needs of disadvantaged women, ethnic groups, and castes. One of the crosscutting initiatives of the Government and supported by ADB is addressing gender, ethnic and caste discrimination through policy reforms and targeted investment.

The JFPR is linked to the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project, which focuses on economic, legal and social empowerment of poor rural women in 5 districts in Nepal. The JFPR will in particular complement the legal empowerment component by providing women with a supporting environment to enforce and protect some of their rights. Intensive awareness raising on such rights as well as legal aid is part of the counterpart loan. It will also complement the economic and social empowerment components of the Project by creating an enabling environment, free of fear, and by rebuilding victims' confidence to participate in activities under these components.

Impact Reduced vulnerability and helplessness of women and children survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in 20 rural districts of Nepal.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved access by Nepalese women and children in 20 rural districts of Nepal to legal protection and social support services.
Progress Toward Outcome

" Increase of 36% in the number of reported crimes against women and children in the first 2 years of implementation (The reported crimes against women and children total FY2014/15 and 2015/16: 10722).

" Confidence of people to go to police has increased to 64%.

" Women and children satisfied by WCSC services is 65%

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

3. Institutional capacity of the Nepal Police in dealing with crimes against women and children strengthened.

1. Civil society consultations and awareness-raising undertaken in WCSC districts.

2. Central WCSC in Kathmandu and 20 district WCSCs established.

4. Coordination between district WCSCs and other services strengthened.

5. Effective Project Management and M&E

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1.1 Information campaign through local Radio FM has been carried out continuously in 15 districts.

1.2 3 new flexes on cybercrime, domestic violence and WCSC and 3 revised posters dissemination continuously at community level.

1.3 7 types of awareness videos disseminated at community level. Monitoring has been carried out on its effectiveness after dissemination in all project districts.

1.4 Awareness raising campaign (through interaction, video show, street drama, and student sensitization) was carried out in 871 communities of 456 VDCs/ Gaunpalika and 71 Municipalities. Many success stories came up at the community level after awareness program.

1.5 A four new PSA on anti Dowry, child marriage, rape and child labour has been produced based on new laws will be telecast by PHQ,WCSD soon.

1.6 Monitoring was carried out by local police station on effects of the message broadcasted from local radio FMs. Audio drama on cybercrimes in Nepali, Maithili and Awadhi languages broadcasted. It is found that there is maximum access to information about GBV, legal provisions and reporting procedures in the communities

1.7 Three civil society consultation workshops were held (45 workshops) in 15 districts in 2015 and 2016 that provided inputs to project implementation. Outcome reports were produced for all districts. District level GBV control network committee was formed during the workshop. An increment in the collaboration among the stakeholders has been found after the consultation workshop in each district.

1.8 Strategy paper for each WCSC has been prepared printed and orientation provided in all 15 project districts for its implementation in initial stage of project. Follow up has been made of its implementation through district level GBV control network.

1.9 In addition, Previous WCSC strategy paper has been revised based on federal structure of local government and police and will be provided to 15 project districts as early as possible for their implementation.

1.10 According to the new law, a new WCSC strategy has been developed for all WCSC of 77 districts and published. It will provided to all districts soon for its implementation

2.1 Central WCSC is in operation in NPHQ, Kathmandu with 29 staffs including 7 woman senior officers . The central WCSC is operational at newly constructed floor with adequate office space counseling room , meeting/ training hall with furniture and furnishing facilities supported by the project.

2.2 14 WCSC building has been completed and WCSCs are operational in new building with furniture , furnishing, equipment and kitchen materials.

2.3 Basic office package (laptop, projector, printer (three in one), camera, desktop computer, voice recorder, generator, sound box)were procured and delivered to WCSCs. A four wheeler vehicle for central WCSC, 6 motorbikes and 7 scooters were procured for district WCSCs. The motorbikes and scooters have been handed over to the 13 districts. Two four wheeler vehicles for Bajhang and Achham and 5 motorbikes for center and districts were procured an.d delivered

3.1 The seven modules has been integrated into related curriculum of NP regular training .

3.2 10 days psychosocial counseling supporter training package developed by project has been approved by IGP/PHQ and embed into annual training program of NP. The training manual has been developed, translated into Nepali and published.It will be provided soon to PHQ, Training Directorate, National police Academy, Detective Training School and Police Training centers of all province for their utilization.

3.3 Trainer's training was conducted for 45 senior police officers (2 women) on gender responsive investigation and counseling skills including gender disaggregated data collection and reporting. Trainers were mobilized to train local police personnel and service providers in 15 districts.

3.4 1021 police personnel and service providers' representatives were trained. Among them, 450 police personnel (189 women) were trained on gender responsive investigation and counseling skills including communication skills and, gender disaggregated data collection.571 (423 women) members of district and VDC level GBV network committees were trained on capacity enhancement training.

3.5 Financial management and reporting training provided to 40 police personnel. Among them 10 were women.

3.6 Rapid training need assessment (TNA) has been undertaken by project through HRD Specialist and designed the training modules based on the findings of TNA

3.7 New 4 days Capacity Building training provided for 449 persons ( 373 women) of VDC/Municipality level GBV network members in 13 districts.

3.8 10-day psychosocial support training to police personnel from 20 districts for 50 participants (17 women) and 4-day capacity building training for the same 50 participants were provided. Apart from this, a 3-day psychosocial support training was provided to 22 members (14 women) of district level GBV control network and 3 days capacity building training to 60 (47 women) district level GBV control network members through ADB TA fund.

3.9 A 3 days online GBV database administration system has been provided to 10 WCSD staff ( 6 women). Likewise, 3 days training on online database system was conducted for 70 WCSC staff ( 46 women) . And one day training on GBV database administration system was provided to 4 technical staff of Crime Investigation Department through TA. Operational Manual on online GBV database system have been developed for WCSC staff.

3.10 6 days proposal and report writing training provided to 6 Senior Police Officers ( 4 women) of WCSD

3.11 240.WCSC Police personnel ( women 101) were trained on Gender responsive investigation and new legal provisions.

3.12 Exposure visit to inter- project districts program organized for 20 police personnel (6 men) and 38 GBV network members (9 men) from 20 districts and 5 WCSD staff( 2 men).

3.13 SOP on victim care system was printed and distributed to all district, regional and zonal police offices; orientation on SOP were provided to 1045 police personnel ( 221 women) in 20 districts. In addition, 90 police personnel from central level different police office were also oriented.

3.14 15 woman officers are on board in districts and 3 women staff are in 14 WCSCs and 19 districts have trained staff.

3.15 189 woman staff of 15 districts were trained on gender responsive investigation and counseling skills. 17 WCSC woman staff have been trained on psycho social counseling supporter training and capacity development training. 46 woman staff trained on online GBV database system. 101 Women staff trained on gender responsive investigation and new legal provisions). 15 districts have woman officer in-charge

4.1 15 district and 44 local level network committees were formed in 15 new project districts. In 5 pilot districts, 5 district and 21 local level GBV network actively working and monthly meeting conducted till date.

4.2 Monthly meetings being conducted in all districts as before. The number of meetings differ by districts because it is also held as per need and for immediate actions.

4.3 Service coordination plan have been prepared in initial period of project in each WCSC and is being implemented. Collective action was taken in the field by DPO/WCSC and network.

4.4 87% survivor have access to support services offered by WCSC and supporting agencies. ( based on GBV survey)

4.5 All project activities has been completed as targeted by project. Additional activities was also completed within time frame and within original allocated budget. 85% budget disbursed by 2018 (PIU, 2018) by mid-September, remaining to be spent by project end period

4.6 Regular M&E in place. PIU managed database and prepared progress reports using the data; joint monitoring was done; online database system established and staff trained through connectivity of intranet system in 17 districts

4.7 Baseline survey completed in 2014. End line survey in August, 2018

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects N/A
Involuntary Resettlement The project entails the construction of 15 new buildings (including 5 old buildings) near district police office at the district level and a new building at the central WCSC within the Police Headquarters. Land is provided by the Police hence no involuntary settlement occurred.
Indigenous Peoples Nepal is a multi-ethnic country with major issues related to social exclusion of low castes (dalits) and ethnic groups. The project area includes about 19 ethnic groups. The dalits are the most disadvantaged, with dalit women being even worse off. Awareness campaigns and appropriate mechanisms to minimize discrimination and ensure equitable distribution of benefits have been designed into the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the design of the Project, extensive consultations were undertaken with government officials, NGOs, civil society, human rights organizations, staff of women and children centers (WCSCs) and donors. During the consultations, representatives from various segments of society recognized the important role that WCSCs can play in addressing crimes against women and children and the need for: (i) strengthening of WCSCs and their staff, and (ii) improvements in the coordination between WCSCs and non government organizations (NGOs). Full local participation in the design activities was undertaken through focus group discussions, consultation workshops, public hearings, and surveys, during the first phase of the Project to assess the need for WCSCs in different districts. Given the crucial role communities play in the WCSC network for victim support, NGOs, representatives from local governments and communities groups will implement part of the project activities. The participatory approach of the NGOs will facilitate the Project's process approach.
During Project Implementation The project has widely consulted with the local communities prior to the establishment of the WCSCs, to provide information about their intended purpose and mandate in order to get inputs from the local community in identifying the main concerns related to crimes against women and children to be addressed by the new WCSCs. Regular reviews of the project progress at each district are also conducted to receive inputs and feedbacks from the local stakeholders.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be engaged on individual basis.
Procurement Civil works are to be procured using the national competitive bidding,. Most of the equipment, and supplies are expected not to exceed $100,000 does shopping is acceptable. For items with value less than $10,000 direct purchase is used.
Responsible ADB Officer Suman Subba
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Nepal Police Headquarters
Ms. Parbati Thapa Magar
[email protected]
Nepal Police Headquarters
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 12 Apr 2004 to 24 Apr 2004
MRM -
Approval 03 Jul 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2018

Grant 0277-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 May 2011 23 May 2012 18 Jul 2012 31 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2013 19 Mar 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 May 2011 0.00 0.17 88%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.20 18 May 2011 0.00 0.17 88%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0382-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 25 Sep 2014 30 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017 23 Apr 2018
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.68 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.30 99%
Counterpart 0.38 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.30 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.30 99%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0406-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 25 Sep 2014 30 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2018 - 26 Feb 2019
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 2.32 73%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.20 25 Mar 2014 0.00 2.32 73%

Grant 9135-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jul 2009 19 Jan 2010 19 Jan 2010 19 Jan 2014 30 Apr 2014 18 Dec 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Jul 2009 0.00 0.72 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.75 03 Jul 2009 0.00 0.72 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 8627-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 29 Jul 2014 29 Jul 2014 30 Apr 2018 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 25 Mar 2014 384,100.70
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Protecting Vulnerable Women and Children in Nepal Papers and Briefs Sep 2010

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Sep 2017 09 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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