ResultsinHealth conducted the External Evaluation of Global Fund for Women’s initiative to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the Garment Industry in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, and Vietnam.
From 2016-2021, Global Fund for Women, together with Laudes Foundation, Gender at Work, and NoVo, implemented this initiative to develop working and living environments for women garment workers where they are free from both sexual harassment and sexual violence. The project aimed to empower these women to secure their workplace rights.
Using a mixed method approach, guided by the principle to meaningfully engage program participants in the evaluation, RiH documented the program’s successes, challenges and lessons learned, offering recommendations that can be used to inform future initiatives.
One key aspect of RiH’s evaluation approach for this assignment was to collect stories of change among the program participants – women garment workers – and other relevant stakeholders. This ensured the inclusion of their voices in the evaluation, shedding light on the actual changes that occurred in their lives due to project activities. Furthermore, gathering stories among this group helped identify what did (not) work and why, and potential (unexpected) secondary outcomes.
Photocredit to Global Fund for Women | Sara Hylton