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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
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outcome MDA_D_3.1XM-DAC-41146-MDA_D_3.1

Parliament and Government adopt and implement laws, policies and strategies to prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services

Outcome details
SDG slignment
SDG Goal
SDG Goal
Impact areas
Impact areas
Ending violence against women
Organizational outputs
Organizational outputs
Positive social norms
Policy marker GENDER EQUALITY
Humanitarian scope No
UN system function Advocacy, communications and social mobilization Capacity development and technical assistance Direct support and service delivery Intergovernmental Normative Support Support functions
Outcome Description

Provide support to the Government in reviewing and aligning national legislation with CEDAW, IC. Improving cross-sectoral and central-local level coordination for survivor-focused support services to victims, with focus on rural areas and where services are not available or adequate. Target institution, including in the field of education will be supported to enhance their knowledge and tools to combat harmful gender stereotypes, norms and discrimination, in order to prevent violence from happening in the first place. Continue to explore, test and disseminate innovative ideas and practices on EVAW and provide support to institutions to develop and implement women's human rights programmes and curricula. Women and girls, especially from excluded groups, will be enhanced to understand and exercise their rights to protection and services, in this way contributing to break the cycle of silence and under-reporting.

UN Partners
UN Partner
UNDP
UN Partner
UNFPA
Resources
$2.76 M Planned Budget
$2.31 M Actual Budget
$2.76 M Planned Budget
$2.31 M Actual Budget and Shortfall
$2.31 M Expenses
Funding Partners Regular Resources (Core): Other Resources (Non-Core)/ Funding Partners: Total Other Resources (Non-Core) $2,251,178
Outcome Indicator and Results Plan Period : 2018-2022
OUTCOME MDA_D_3.1

Parliament and Government adopt and implement laws, policies and strategies to prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services

MDA_D_3.1A
number of new laws, by-laws, regulations to combat violence against women and girls in line with CAHVIO, CEDAW, and UPR
2022 Result 2
2017
Baseline
0 0
2018
Milestone
1 1
Result
0 0
2019
Milestone
1+ 1+
Result
1 1
2020
Milestone
1+ 1+
Result
1 1
2021
Milestone
2+ 2+
Result
1 1
2022
Target
6 6
Result
2 2
SP_D_0.3.3
Number of countries and/or other actors with comprehensive and coordinated VAW prevention strategy (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
2022 Result False
Baseline
- -
2022
Target
- -
Result
False False
SP_D_3.1A
SP 4.11.1: Number of National Action Plans and Strategies to end violence against women that have a component that addresses social norms, attitudes, and behavior transformation, developed with UN-Women's support
2022 Result N/A
2017
Baseline
0 0
2018
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2019
Milestone
no no
Result
False False
2020
Milestone
yes yes
Result
True True
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
True True
SP_D_3.1B
SP 4.11.2a: Number of countries that have, with UN Women's support, (1) conducted community activities with women and men, boys and girls on gender equality and respectful relationships and (2) developed national informal or formal education curricula on gender and violence against women in primary and/or secondary schools.
2022 Result N/A
2017
Baseline
0 0
2018
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2019
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
False False
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
True True
SP_D_3.1C
SP 4.11.3: Number of countries supported by UN-Women to improve guidelines, protocols, standard operating procedures (in line with best practices) on the provision of quality services for victims and survivors
2022 Result N/A
2017
Baseline
no no
2018
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2019
Milestone
yes yes
Result
True True
2020
Milestone
yes yes
Result
False False
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
True True
SP_D_3.1D
SP 4.11.4: Number of countries that provide information about women's rights to access quality essential services for victims and survivors of violence, with UN-Women's support
2022 Result N/A
2017
Baseline
1000 1000
2018
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2019
Milestone
yes yes
Result
True True
2020
Milestone
yes yes
Result
True True
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
True True
SP_D_3.1E
SP 4.11.2b: Number of countries that have, with UN Women's support, (1) conducted community activities with women and men, boys and girls on gender equality and respectful relationships and (2) developed national informal or formal education curricula on gender and violence against women in primary and/or secondary schools.
2022 Result N/A
2020
Baseline
0 0
2018
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2019
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2020
Milestone
no no
Result
False False
2021
Target
no no
Result
True True
SP_D_3.1F
SP 4.11.6a: Number of countries that have, with UN Women’s support, put in place measures to address gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which a) integrate violence prevention and response into COVID- 19 response plans, b), c), d), e)
2022 Result N/A
2020
Baseline
no no
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
False False
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
False False
SP_D_3.1G
SP 4.11.6b: Number of countries that have, with UN Women’s support, put in place measures to address gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which a) , b) raise awareness through advocacy and campaigns, with targeted messages to both women and men, c), d), e)
2022 Result N/A
2020
Baseline
yes yes
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
NA NA
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
False False
SP_D_3.1H
SP 4.11.6c: Number of countries that have, with UN Women’s support, put in place measures to address gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which a) , b) , c) provide options for women to report abuse and seek help without alerting perpetrators, d), e)
2022 Result N/A
2020
Baseline
yes yes
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
NA NA
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
False False
SP_D_3.1I
SP 4.11.6d: Number of countries that have, with UN Women’s support, put in place measures to address gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which a) , b) , c), d) ensure continued functioning of shelters for victims of violence and expand their capacity, e)
2022 Result N/A
2021
Baseline
yes yes
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
True True
SP_D_3.1J
SP 4.11.6e: Number of countries that have, with UN Women’s support, put in place measures to address gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which a) , b) , c), d), e) ensure women’s access to justice through police and justice response to address impunity of perpetrators and protect women and their children
2022 Result N/A
2020
Baseline
no no
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
NA NA
2021
Target
yes yes
Result
False False
SP_D_3.1K
SP 4.11.7. Number of women’s organizations with increased capacities to respond to and mitigate the pandemic, fight against COVID-19 related gender-based violence, racism, xenophobia, stigma, and other forms of discrimination, prevent and remedy human rights abuses, and ensure longer-term recovery
2022 Result N/A
Baseline
- -
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
NA NA
2021
Target
- -
Result
3 3
Output Indicator and Results
OUTPUT MDA_D_3.1.1

Public institutions have capacities to apply international norms and standards in developing and implementing laws, policies and services towards eliminating VAW

Planned Budget: $2.52 M
Actual Budget and Shortfall: $2.19 M
Expenses: $1.90 M
MDA_D_3.1.1A
Number of guidelines, protocols, standard operating procedures on prevention and the provision of quality services for survivors, developed by the central authorities with support of UN Women in line with CEDAW, CAHVIO and UPR recommendations, since 2017
2022 Result 3
2017
Baseline
0 0
2018
Milestone
1 1
Result
1 1
2019
Milestone
1+ 1+
Result
1 1
2020
Milestone
1+ 1+
Result
2 2
2021
Milestone
2+ 2+
Result
1 1
2022
Target
6 6
Result
3 3
MDA_D_3.1.1B
Number of individuals/service providers who are part of the multi-disciplinary teams with improved knowledge and skills on survivor-focused and coordinated response to cases of VAW
2022 Result 277
2017
Baseline
80 80
2018
Milestone
80+ 80+
Result
250 250
2019
Milestone
120+ 120+
Result
153 153
2020
Milestone
100+ 100+
Result
26 26
2021
Milestone
100+ 100+
Result
392 392
2022
Target
580 580
Result
277 277
SP_D_0.4.b
Number of countries supported to develop and/or implement guidelines, protocols and standard operating procedures to strengthen EVAWG services in line with the Essential Services Package (CO)
2022 Result True
Baseline
- -
2022
Target
- -
Result
True True
SP_D_0.4.e
Number of countries with multi stakeholder initiatives in place to prevent and respond to sexual violence including sexual harassment in public and/or private spaces (CO, HQ)
2022 Result 0
Baseline
- -
2022
Target
- -
Result
0 0
OUTPUT MDA_D_3.1.2

Target communities, institutions and CSOs, including in the field of education, have knowledge and tools to combat stereotypes and gender discrimination and advance favorable social norms that prevent VAWG.

Planned Budget: $2.09 M
Actual Budget and Shortfall: $2.26 M
Expenses: $2.03 M
MDA_D_3.1.2A
Number of institutions that have knowledge to apply innovative EVAW tools towards combating gender stereotypes and discrimination, since 2017
2022 Result 51
2017
Baseline
0 0
2018
Milestone
1 1
Result
8 8
2019
Milestone
2+ 2+
Result
3 3
2020
Milestone
2+ 2+
Result
6 6
2021
Milestone
2+ 2+
Result
12 12
2022
Target
10 10
Result
51 51
MDA_D_3.1.2B
Number of new communities with community based initiatives supported by UN Women to promote positive social norms, respectful relationships and gender equality
2022 Result 50
2017
Baseline
0 0
2018
Milestone
7 7
Result
14 14
2019
Milestone
8+ 8+
Result
13 13
2020
Milestone
9+ 9+
Result
11 11
2021
Milestone
9+ 9+
Result
9 9
2022
Target
40 40
Result
50 50
SP_D_0.5.d
Number of civil society organizations working on gender equality and women's empowerment, especially women’s organizations, that have strengthened capacity to exercise their leadership role towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (CO, RO, HQ)
2022 Result 8
Baseline
- -
2022
Target
- -
Result
8 8
OUTPUT MDA_D_3.1.3

Women and girls, especially from excluded groups, have knowledge and skills to exercise their rights to essential services

Planned Budget: $879.68 K
Actual Budget and Shortfall: $729.67 K
Expenses: $734.50 K
MDA_D_3.1.3A
Number of women who have knowledge about their rights and are informed on available services with UN Women support, since 2017
2022 Result 6060
2017
Baseline
1000 1000
2018
Milestone
1000+ 1000+
Result
1492 1492
2019
Milestone
1000+ 1000+
Result
3214 3214
2020
Milestone
1000+ 1000+
Result
814 814
2021
Milestone
1000+ 1000+
Result
20 20
2022
Target
5000 5000
Result
6060 6060
MDA_D_3.1.3B
Number of women from the excluded groups who have received support as part of COVID-19 response, by type of support.
2022 Result 5254
2020
Baseline
0 0
2020
Milestone
750 750
Result
8010 8010
2021
Milestone
500 500
Result
3522 3522
2022
Target
3500 3500
Result
5254 5254
SP_D_0.1.g
Number of national AIDS coordinating bodies and/or national multi-sectoral HIV programmes that have strengthened capacity to integrate gender-responsive actions into national HIV strategies (CO)
2022 Result False
2021
Baseline
Yes Yes
2022
Target
- -
Result
False False
SP_D_0.4.d
Number of women accessing information, goods, resources and/or services through UNW supported platforms and programs in humanitarian and development settings (CO, HQ)
2022 Result 7000
Baseline
- -
2022
Target
- -
Result
7000 7000
OUTPUT MDA_D_3.1.4
Planned Budget: $2.78 M
Actual Budget and Shortfall: $1.68 M
Expenses: $1.68 M
MDA_D_3.1.4A
Number of multidisciplinary teams, from two districts, with strengthened capacities to provide specialized services for women survivor of violence.
2022 Result 31
2020
Baseline
0 0
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
70 70
2021
Milestone
- -
Result
13 13
2022
Target
6 6
Result
31 31
MDA_D_3.1.4B
The standard operation procedures (SOP) for specialist service for victims of sexual violence available.
2022 Result True
2020
Baseline
No No
2020
Milestone
- -
Result
False False
2021
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2022
Target
Yes Yes
Result
True True
MDA_D_3.1.4C
Number of people at district level who have received support as part of COVID -19 response, by groups and dizagregation.
2022 Result 5254
2020
Baseline
0 0
2020
Milestone
500 500
Result
2300 2300
2021
Milestone
100 100
Result
0 0
2022
Target
- -
Result
5254 5254
SP_D_0.4.a
Number of institutions with strengthened capacities to improve the provision of essential services, goods and/or resources for women (CO, RO, HQ)
2022 Result 10
Baseline
- -
2022
Target
- -
Result
10 10
SP_D_0.5.d
Number of civil society organizations working on gender equality and women's empowerment, especially women’s organizations, that have strengthened capacity to exercise their leadership role towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (CO, RO, HQ)
2022 Result 14
Baseline
- -
2022
Target
- -
Result
14 14
Strategic Note Outcome Progress Note Showing data of : 2022

Parliament and Government adopt and implement laws, policies and strategies to prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services

Although substantive progress has been recorded, the Outcome has been partially achieved. Legal and policy milestones have been attained while the delivery of quality essential services for women and girls require additional investments. Women survivors of violence received better protection from law enforcement officials in 2022 as the number of emergency barring orders issued, increased by almost three times since 2017. (5,907 Protection Order (PO) in 2022, 2,161 PO in 2017). Women and girls feel more empowered and safer as a result of the increased number of the personalized safety plans issued by law enforcement (,4843 in 2022 in comparison with previous year 3,920). 460 women survivors of violence from Cahul, Ungheni, Telenesti, Soroca, Balti, Telenesti, Stefan-Voda and Hincesti were assisted and referred to the essential services through NGO and public service providers, out of which 14 women survivors got jobs and started a new business. This is a result of the important legislative changes, holistic communication campaigns and capacity building for service providers, including development of local referral mechanisms in Violence Against Women (VAW) supported by UN Women in collaboration with Central and Local Public Authorities (LPAs) , responsible partners, other CSOs and stakeholders in the field. The new legal framework ( law #316 ) which covers all the important provisions UN Women has been working on, was approved by the Parliament in November 2022, thus building on previous legal amendments, aiming to combat violence against women and girls in line with Istanbul Convention, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) , and Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The amendments aimed to ensure better protection for victims of gender-based violence, with particular focus on sexual violence, from justice and law enforcement perspective. This was coupled with the approval and roll out of the Intersectoral protocol for coordinated response on VAW. In addition, the development of the first ever specialized service in Ungheni for victims of sexual violence is in progress. Two standard operating procedures (SOpS) are under Government approval and the construction works of the premises for the specialized service have been finalized. Ministry of Labour and Social Protection approved the draft concept for the new Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) National Program on meeting the needs of women and girls' survivors of gender-based violence, which was informed by the Evaluation reports of the 1 st national strategy for prevention and combating VAW and DV for 2018-2022, both supported by UN Women in partnership with national NGO’s expertise coupled with CoE international expertise. Along with that, 5 small-scale programs on economic empowerment of women survivors of violence have been co-created and piloted in selected districts. MLSP and National Social Assistance Agency have available an E-learning course for social assistants on addressing and referring cases of violence against women, which will be compulsory as of January 2023. 61 people are registered and benefiting from the course by now. Over 658 professionals (518 women, 140 men) from more than 22 regions (including service providers, members of Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs), educational specialists, local public authorities' representatives, football coaches, church leaders, etc.) have knowledge to respond to cases of DV, VAW; combat gender stereotypes and advance favorable social norms. Parliamentary standing Committee for Social Protection, Health and Family has an initial draft law on psychological activity in the Republic of Moldova, supported by UNW, to be presented for public consultations beginning of 2023. The Ministry of Education and Research has available an optional course „Harmonious relations in the family" for the students in grade 8 and 9, developed by a national NGO with support of UN Women, which responds to the provisions of IC on prevention of VAW, DV. Over 69 institutions and CSOs from different regions of the country have strengthened capacities in GE and EVAW through capacity development, funding, technical assistance, including on the optional course on harmonious relationships; on use of the VR innovative tool developed previously by UN Women, on violence prevention in secondary schools supported by IP, UNICEF. Over 7,000 women from vulnerable groups (over 1,000 women victims and survivors of violence, 648 women with disabilities, 561 WLHIV, 912 elderly women, 469 single mothers, 403 women from Roma community, women refugees, other women in situations of risk) from different regions of the country have increased their knowledge and skills to exercise their rights and access available services as a result of various type of support offered by UN Women and responsible partners through capacity building, mentorship, public discussions, coupled with essential kits distribution. Last but not least, over 2,261 youth (over 1,326 girls/young women, 933 boys/young men, 2 gender diverse persons) from over 22 regions of the country have enhanced their capacity and skills on harmonious relationships, gender equality issues and ways of preventing gender-based violence (GBV) due to informative sessions using virtual reality tool, optional course integrated in the educational curriculum and other interventions implemented/supported by UN Women and responsible partners. In overall 1,400,000 interactions have been reached on social media (views, likes, etc) by the communication campaigns messages on gender equality, positive social norms, and prevention of GBV conducted by UN Women and partners. The implementation of the improved legislative framework on EVAW aligned to IC will yet require additional investments on development and providing quality essential services for women and girls survivors of violence. As the 2022 was the last year of the Strategic Plan of 2018-2022 the new SN TOC (2023-2027) was established based on the experience gained from the previous SN implementation as well as lessons learned and country's national priorities. The TOC
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