GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PHASE II PROJECT (GBVPR II): BASELINE STUDY BRIEF
Gender-based violence (GBV) is pervasive in Nepal. Women and girls continue to face various forms of violence throughout their life, regardless of their caste, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
To address the problem of GBV, UNFPA implements the Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Phase II (2020- 2024) project, in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE) in Nepal. The project seeks to reduce all forms of GBV and discrimination against women and girls in 19 municipalities of Province 1 and Sudurpaschim Province through focused interventions to change harmful social and gender norms that perpetuate gender inequality and GBV, enhance access to quality, multi-sectoral services for GBV survivors, and strengthen gender-responsive policies and budgeting.
The purpose of the baseline study was to provide a benchmark against which progress can be measured over the course of the project implementation and to provide evidence-based recommendations to inform programming.