38097-012: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers | Asian Development Bank

Nepal: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers

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

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
Subba, Suman 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 Active
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 crime against women and children, total (Jan 2015- June 2017): 15,388

- Total number of satisfactorily handling of crimes against women and children(Jan 2015- June 2017): 9,565

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)

Project implementation plan, disbursement plan, procurement plan were prepared and contract award and disbursement projections were made to cover up all project activities;

Efforts have been made to implement project activities as per plan. Monitoring was carried out by PIU team including project manager in 19 districts.

There was a plan to monitor in the field constantly with checklists. Joint monitoring of project manager and DIG of Technical Directorate has been carried out in Dolakha, Sindhuli, Saptari, Mahottari, Siraha, Rasuwa, Bajhang, Doti, Achham, Rolpa, Pyuthan, Tanahun, and Gorkha. Planned to monitor constantly in the districts.

Three meetings have been conducted to expedite detail works in terms of establishment of disaggregated data system on violence against women and children, access to intra-net, necessary equipment and training for central and district WCSCs.

One concept paper in terms of establishment of data system has been prepared by technical team of CID which has been discussed in PIU and ADB.

M&E specialist has worked out in coordination with technical team of PHQ, IT/Computer Directorate and CID to establish gender disaggregated data system in main M&E data system of Nepal Police.

Coordinated to PHQ, IT/Computer Directorate to integrate Gender disaggregated data on violence against women and children central data system.

Draft TOR for IT expert has been prepared in order to established data management system and will be finalized by July.

Baseline survey in 20 project districts has been completed and report has been shared with stakeholders.

Information campaign through local Radio FM was carried out continuously in 15 districts. 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 language has been broadcasted. It is found that there is maximum access to information about GBV, legal provisions and reporting procedures in the communities. In addition, the number of reporting of cases against GBV has increased.

3 short video clips and 3 PSA on cybercrimes, domestic violence and human trafficking and drama type one long video has been disseminated at community level. Monitoring will be carried out on its effectiveness after dissemination.

Awareness raising campaign (through interaction, video show, street drama, and student sensitization) was carried out in 396 VDCs and 42 Municipalities. Many success stories came up at the community level after awareness program.

Three civil society consultation workshops were held (45 workshops) in 15 districts and collected inputs as expected by project. District level GBV control network committee has been formed during the workshop. An increment in the collaboration among the stakeholders has been found after the consultation workshop in each district.

Strategy paper has been printed and orientation provided in 9 districts for its implementation. It has been planned to orient in remaining districts.

Baseline survey completed for all 20 districts. Report has been shared with stakeholders.

Central WCSC is in operation in NPHQ, Kathmandu with 27 staffs including 6 senior officers, where 184 reported cases (violated by police personnel) were handled in last fiscal year and resolved the 171 cases out of total reported cases. Among them, 9 cases referred to court and departmental action taken for 4 cases. Furthermore, the crimes/violence data against women and children of 75 districts were updated and analyzed and shared with stakeholders. Besides, there is continuous working for prevention, control and investigation of violence against women and children and coordinating with stakeholders in order to provide support services to survivors.

5 pilot district WCSCs are in operation with minimum 3 and maximum 5 staffs who are working and are able to handle the reported cases and report to WCSD/PIU, regional and Zonal police office. Moreover, the awareness raising program with network members at community level Is being implemented.

8 contracts were awarded for 8 packages for WCSC building construction in 14 districts. The physical progress of civil works by district are as follows:

Package 1:Dolakha -99%,

Package 2: Sindhuli -97%,

Package3:Saptari- 96%

Siraha - 82.5%,

Mahottari- 75%,

Package 4: Banke-100%.

Surkhet -98%

Package 5:Bajhang -94.5%

Package 6: Tanahun- 89%

Gorkha - 93%

Package 7: Dhading 90%

Rasuwa - 70%

Package 8: Rolpa -67%

Pyuthan- 86.5%

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

Furniture and furnishing for 5 WCSC buildings will be procured through shopping by July, 2017.

Seven training modules on(1) Introduction to concept of Gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV), (2) Legal treatment related to GBV, (3) Gender Responsive Investigation Procedure,(4) Practical exercise on investigation process of violence/crime cases, (5) Analysis impact of sexual assault on boys and girls, (6)Communication and behavior with women and child victims and (7) Conceptual clarity on psychosocial counseling have been taught in district level training programs.

Rapid training need assessment (TNA) have been undertaken by project through HRD Specialist and plan to design the training modules based on the findings of TNA.

45 senior police officers (2 women) were trained on gender responsive investigation and counseling skills including gender disaggregated data. Trainers have been mobilized in 15 district level training for local level police personnel and network members.

1,021 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 (399 women) members of district and VDC level GBV network Committee were trained on capacity enhancement training.

In addition, New 4 days training curriculum have been developed based on TNA for VDC/Municipality level GBV control network members and one training event was conducted in Dhading, Dolakha and Rasuwa district. Altogether,, 90 members(10 men) were trained.

SOP was printed and distributed to all district, regional and zonal police offices;

Orientation on SOP of victim care system were provided to 945 police personnel (203 women) in 18 districts including 3 pilot districts (Dhanusha, Rautahat and Bara ;

Detail implementation guideline on SOP have been printed and disseminated in districts.

57 woman staff including 8 senior officers 9 woman junior officers are deployed in 20 WCSCs (2 to 4 woman staff in each WCSC )

189 woman staff of 15 districts were trained on gender responsive investigation and counseling skills. Other managerial, advocacy and psycho social counseling has been planned and conducted for them continuously based on TNA findings from first August.

15 districts and 39 VDC level network committee were formed in 15 project districts. Monthly meeting was conducted. Formation date of network committee varies from district to district. Therefore, number of meeting also varies accordingly.

8 to 12 meetings were conducted last year. Monthly meeting of network were conducted in 5 pilot project on regular basis;

Service coordination plan has been prepared by 15 districts and implemented accordingly in districts;

Collective action has been taken in order to support survivors by DPO/WCSC and network.

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 engage 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 Subba, Suman
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 25 Sep 2017

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

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 -
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 0.30 100%
Counterpart 0.38 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.30 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.28 92%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - 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 - -
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 2.73 85%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.20 25 Mar 2014 0.00 1.66 52%

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

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 30 Jun 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 250,101.91
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers: Audited Project Financial Statements (17 July 2016 - 16 July 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2017
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers: Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2014
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers - Additional Cofinancing Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Mar 2014
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Apr 2011
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Grant Assistance Reports Jul 2009

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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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 Active 06 Sep 2017 09 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.