Regional : Strengthening Gender-Based Violence Response Mechanisms in Post-COVID Central and West Asian Countries

Sovereign Project | 55326-001

The TA will contribute to improving gender-based violence (GBV) response systems and mechanisms, increasing GBV survivors' access to quality support services, and broadening economic options of GBV survivors. The TA will be implemented in ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) in Central and West Asia. The TA will assess the current GBV situation in the region and conduct stocktaking of current policies, programs, and services. It will strengthen the capacities of service providers and develop national and regional benchmarks and protocols, anchored on survivor-centered approach. It will also promote welfare and economic empowerment for GBV survivors through skills development and expansion of linkages to economic opportunities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rosero, Mary Alice
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Strengthening Gender-Based Violence Response Mechanisms in Post-COVID Central and West Asian Countries
Project Number
55326-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Strengthening Gender-Based Violence Response Mechanisms in Post-COVID Central and West Asian Countries
Source Amount
Japan Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Public sector management / Public administration - Social protection initiatives

Gender
Gender equity theme
Description
The TA will contribute to improving gender-based violence (GBV) response systems and mechanisms, increasing GBV survivors' access to quality support services, and broadening economic options of GBV survivors. The TA will be implemented in ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) in Central and West Asia. The TA will assess the current GBV situation in the region and conduct stocktaking of current policies, programs, and services. It will strengthen the capacities of service providers and develop national and regional benchmarks and protocols, anchored on survivor-centered approach. It will also promote welfare and economic empowerment for GBV survivors through skills development and expansion of linkages to economic opportunities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Central and West Asian (CWA) countries have various laws on the elimination of GBV, yet GBV remains prevalent and has, in fact, intensified during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Economic and social stresses, movement restrictions, and inaccessibility of protection services during the pandemic have had significant negative impacts on women and girls in the region. The ability of GBV survivors to work and pursue economic and livelihood activities are curtailed by the lack of physical, medical, psychosocial, legal, and economic services. At the other end of the equation lie the perpetrators, who, if not properly rehabilitated, can repeat the offense, undermining the progress of the survivors or prey on new victims.

The TA is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 (end poverty in all its forms everywhere), SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls), and SDG 16 (promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies). It is also aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priority (OP) 1 (addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequality), OP2 (accelerating progress in gender equality), OP6 (strengthening governance and institutional capacity), and OP7 (fostering regional cooperation and integration). ADB's country partnership strategies in the CWA DMCs also articulate addressing gender inequalities as ADB's strategic objective in the region. The TA activities complement with the objectives of the Japan Special Fund (JSF): (i) support research and development on a gender theme, (ii) support institutional strengthening and capacity development, (iii) support knowledge management, and (iv) support regional activities. It also supports a key JSF priority area on human resource development.

Impact

gender equality in human development enhanced

Outcome

survivors of gender-based violence empowered

Outputs

GBV situation and response capacity of governments and service providers assessed

implementation of GBV response policies, programs, and services enhanced

access of GBV survivors to employment, and other economic opportunities broadened

Geographical Location
Armenia - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Rosero, Mary Alice
Responsible ADB Department
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division
Gender Equality Division (CCGE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
19 Oct 2022
Fact Finding
15 Nov 2022 to 09 Dec 2022
MRM
-
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
22 Oct 2022

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