Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 13070
Country/Region: Zambia
Year: 2013
Main Partner: World Vision
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: FBO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $200,000

The goal of the STOP/GBV program is to eliminate gender-based violence in a holistic, systematic and comprehensive manner through a multi-sectoral approach. The objectives of the program are: to increase prevention of and respond to GBV in Zambia through an enhanced community response; to improve availability and uptake of quality GBV clinical and psychological services for adults and children; and to improve capacity of GBV service providers including police and other law enforcement personnel to respond to GBV cases. The program addresses GBV, one of the key drivers of HIV transmission and the reason for high prevalence of HIV among females.

The program will initially be implemented in seven districts (Chipata, Kabwe, Kitwe, Livingstone, Lusaka, Mazabuka, and Ndola). New districts will also be added later in the project. The program is targeting GBV survivors, service providers, women, men, girls, boys, youth groups, traditional leaders, policy and law makers engaged in the preservation and safeguarding of customary practices.

USAID Zambia will implement this program with a local organization and relevant government ministries to ensure the sustainability and encourage country ownership. Strategic coordination and integration will be assured through working with government ministries which will ensure that more national resources are allocated for GBV activities. Linkages with other donor agencies implementing GBV activities will be created to avoid duplication of efforts. Key GBV activities will include providing support to GBV partner to coordinate GBV activities and monitoring the GBV response.

Vehicles will be required to reach out to the various communities in various target districts.

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $0

The STOP GBV Program will be implemented by local non-governmental organizations selected through a competitive process. Relevant government agencies such as the Ministry Community Development and Social Services, Police Child Protection Unit/Victim Support Unit, Ministry of Justice will be involved in the implementation of the program. The objective of the program is to increase prevention of and respond to GBV in Zambia through improved capacity of GBV service providers including police and other law enforcement personnel to respond to GBV cases of children and adults. The program contributes to the PEPFAR OVC priorities such as the prevention of HIV, legal protection in cases of GBV including land, property grabbing and disinheritance for OVC, women and other vulnerable populations. In addition, the program will support OVC with various services including clinical, psychosocial, education, shelter. All OVC that will come through the center will receive at least one of the restorative services listed above.

The program will target 800 service providers (health officers, social workers, psychosocial counselors, police victim support officers, prosecutors, magistrates, judges, and local court justices), to build their capacity in the management of GBV survivors and witnesses .The program will support capacity building of community child protection/ GBV prevention and response committees for continued education, monitoring and response to GBV. In cases where the perpetrators are parents or other family members, the program will provide counseling and encourage healthy parent-child relationships. Legal aid will be provided to survivors to ensure quality of evidence in court.

About 650 women and children will be referred to safe homes per year where they can stay for a maximum of three months before being re-integrated into family. At the safe homes, the women and children will continue to receive counseling and other services such as skills training for adults, and education support for children. The program will create linkages with other PEPFAR supported HIV/AIDS programs such as those in education to promote safe school environments children.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $200,000

GBV is one of the key drivers of HIV transmission and the reason for the high prevalence of HIV among women, which stands at 16 percent compared to that of males at 12 percent.

The STOP GBV program will target both women and men to promote fidelity, address social norms that promote negative behaviors that put them at risk of HIV and GBV. Youths will also be targeted to promote abstinence and to avoid early marriages, as well as intergeneration sex. 200,000 girls and boys under 14 years and 600,000 women and men above 15 years will be targeted with this intervention.

Various approaches will be adopted, including community conversations, peer to peer education, monthly discussions, mentorship, and exchange visits. Groups will l be used to explore negative social norms, behaviors and practices and define solutions. Men and male youth will also be engaged through the mens network groups in all the target districts. The mens network members assist other men to reflect and address social norms that put them and their partners at risk of GBV and HIV. Standardized community conversations manuals and manuals on how to engage men will be used to ensure consistency and quality messages. Men and women who have been trained will be the lead facilitators.

The program will be implemented initially in the seven districts (Chipata, Kabwe, Kitwe, Livingstone, Lusaka, Mazabuka, and Ndola) where the current GBV program is being implemented. Additional districts will be selected based on the prevalence of GBV to bring the total number of the target districts to 16 by the end of the five year period. Counseling and testing for HIV, MC, and PEP will be promoted in this program, with the integration of family planning service. An M&E plan will be developed for monitoring and evaluation of program activities.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $0

The program will target women, men, girls and boys, community/traditional leaders (chiefs, headpersons, religious leaders and others) to raise their awareness on the problem of GBV and the need to respond to it. Men and boys will be targeted to address male/gender norms that perpetuate GBV. The program is expected to reach at least 200,000 girls and boys under 14 years and 600,000 women and men above 15 years through community conversations, school debates/GBV lessons, male discussion forums, media campaigns, and events. These interventions have proved to be effective in the other GBV prevention programs.

In addition, the program will also target survivors of sexual violence to provide them with HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), counseling and testing for HIV, STI screening, emergency contraception, and referrals for other HIV services such as ART. It is expected that 4,320 survivors of sexual violence will be reached with services including HIV prevention services from the centers. Economic strengthening activities including business skills training will be undertaken to support survivors and their families to enhance coping mechanisms and improve their well-being. Small grants of seed funds will be given to survivor support groups to start income generation activities. The implementation of STOP GBV program will be done in coordination/collaboration with government and through the use of the National Multisectoral GBV Management guidelines, as well as the National Communication Strategy to ensure that activities are in line with the national strategic areas.

Subpartners Total: $0
To Be Determined: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $200,000
Gender: Gender Based Violence (GBV) $200,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Family Planning