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Purpose of the Toolkit

This toolkit is a resource for CCCM actors working in camps and camp-like settings to assess, design and evaluate interventions that aim at enhancing women and girls’ participation in decision-making and governance structures to improve their sense of safety and to mitigate the risks to gender-based violence (GBV).  It includes training materials to prepare the data collection teams, baseline tools to be used during the baseline assessment, tools for program staff to design the interventions, and lastly, end line training materials and tools to equip data collection teams to evaluate the interventions. The toolkit emphasizes the design of an inclusive project: that which includes not just the women and girls who are easiest to reach but ensuring those who are at heightened risks to GBV, such as adolescent girls and women and girls with disabilities, are included in the assessment, project design, implementation, and evaluation.

Phased Approach

  • 1 Inception
  • 2 Project Design
  • 3 Implementation
  • 4 Gathering Evidence
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1 . Inception

The objective of the Inception Phase is to assess current levels and perspectives related to participation and safety as well as  identify barriers and opportunities to increase women and girls’ participation in decision-making in order to improve their sense  of safety, which is done through conducting a baseline assessment. The tools presented here should be modified as appropriate  to fit the specific context and camp settings, in order to enable an assessment of how displaced boys, men, women, and at-risk  groups including adolescent girls, and women and girls with disabilities, participate in camp life and camp decision-making  processes. These tools can be used with selected, relevant stakeholders and community members including – but not limited to –  female and male camp leaders (block, sector, or similar), women’s associations, youth leaders, female and male community  members, adolescent boys and girls, disability associations, governmental and non-governmental actors, and protection and  gender-based violence actors. Instructions on how to select and split up groups, and to identify key informants can be found in  the tools themselves

2 . Project Design

The second phase allows staff to design interventions that are inclusive of adolescent girls and women and girls with disabilities, and are encouraged to participate in activities to help reflect around marginalization and inclusion, as well as to identify appropriate strategies to engage these groups.

3 . Implementation

The following tools are available to support program staff in implementation of the project. It is crucial for the program staff responsible for the implementation and reporting of the projects to have participated in the baseline assessment training so that the outcomes of the activities, regardless what specific interventions are carried on, are reflective of the linkages made to women and girls’ participation and their sense of safety.

4 . Gathering Evidence

The tools presented in this phase are categorised into two clusters: the Endline Evaluation Training Materials and the Endline Tools. The Evaluation training materials are to be used by the project focal point to train and prepare team members to conduct the Endline evaluation of the project. The tools presented to conduct the evaluation must be adapted to relevant context and the project in order to assess if the project has made any difference in women and girls’ participation in decision-making in camp life and camp governance structures and if the change influenced their perceptions of safety. Further guidance is included in each tool.