Project Location within Country:
District Sukkur and Sanghar
Name of Client:
Women & Men
Name of Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed
Nelson Robert (Executive Director)
Khalid Hussain Memon (Manager Programs)
Pirbhu Lal Berhaman (Manager F&A/HR)
The project comprise of research component, training need assessment, review of rights and laws, judicial review for protection of women rights, training delivery to SCSW and WDD officials, policy advocacy and reforms, inspection visits to women protection facilities, steering group for women empowerment indicators, coordination committee formation, 24/7 helpline establishment, model WPC at Sukkur, FWE groups, training of COs and WROs, selection of 8 UCs in Sukkur & Sanghar districts, media engagement through docu-dramas and quarterly khuli katchehri (open forum discussion) and IEC dissemination etc.
OUTCOME 1: Sindh Commission on the Status of Women (SCSW) effectively monitoring women rights violations and holding institutions accountable for redress IF the SCSW is supported in strategic planning, capacity building and data management, THEN it will be able to monitor the status of women’s rights and build evidence to advocate for policy reforms.
Main Assumption for Outcome to Output Linkages:
Output 1.1 - Both the existing Strategic Plan and the proposed Roadmap operate within the prevailing governing framework which limits the Commission’s scope for direct intervention in GBV cases Output 1.2 - Increased scrutiny and transparency over key performance parameters may not translate into accountability and answerability for government organizations unless backed strongly by top-level executive or judicial leadership Output 1.3 - Trained SCSW personnel may not continue in their roles long enough for skills and attitudes to become institutionally embedded OUTCOME 2: Women Development Department (WDD) Sindh leading mainstreaming of women empowerment in public sector service delivery in Sukkur and Sanghar districts IF the WDD is provided capacity building, governance and technical support, THEN it will be able to provide complaint-handling and referral services of higher quality to more women who need them. Main Assumptions Output-Outcome Linkages
Output 2.1- Notification of the coordination mechanism may not guarantee that it becomes functional and effective unless it is run as a high-priority initiative by the leadership of both departments OUTCOME 3: Women demonstrate leadership in holding duty bearers accountable and leveraging support for institutional reforms and system change. IF women are able to recognize and articulate their legal rights, made aware of mechanisms for recourse; provided legal aid and assistance and connected to local institutions, THEN it will their access to formal justice institutions and their confidence in holding duty bearers accountable. Main Assumptions for Output to Outcome Linkages 1. Networks may not adequately represent the special needs and concerns of minority interests including women from religious minority backgrounds, remote rural areas, or the lowest income strata 2. Awareness enables, but does not guarantee empowerment e.g. the decision of GBV victims to pursue legal recourse requires support from the entire local ecosystem i.e. families, communities and law enforcement agencies