Gender Based Violence
W. Budiharga and I. Oktaviani
The Indonesia Gender Justice Program is embedded in Oxfam’s Indonesia Joint Country Analysis and Strategy (JCAS) commencing in April 2011 until March 2015. The program has four focus areas, including: enabling the women’s movement, increasing women’s participation and leadership, reducing gender based violence, and increasing men’s engagement.
The mid-term evaluation scope included the first two years of program activities (until April 2013). Methods included document review and stakeholder input (focus groups, interviews and questionnaires). Appreciative inquiry informed the approach to strengthen the next phase of the program.
The program was effective in contributing to improvements in women’s lives, their families and particularly children. Reported outcomes were increased intolerance to gender–based violence. The program approach of working on gender justice in customary regulations at the village level (awig-awig) was deemed an appropriate strategy to bridge the gap between national policy and practice in communities. Furthermore, program implementation was efficient as partnering organisations and many community members had been encouraged to find ways to support their own activities.