WWHR-New Ways contracts independent experts or companies to carry out periodic external assessments in order to enhance the impact of its training programs, particularly HREP. The first of such assessment studies was completed in 2003 and the second in 2010. The most recent study was run by an independent company in order to assess the impact of HREP, Gender Equality Seminars, and Women’s Human Rights Trainings (WHRT) on women participating in these programs, their families and close male relations, HREP trainers, and partner organizations in the 2012-2018 period. Click the links below to access these assessment reports.
According to the results of the Impact Assessment Study for HREP covering the years 2012-2018:
- 86% of participants stated that HREP had helped them learn their legal rights, while
- 85% said it contributed to their personal development and transformation.
Among participants, 8 women out of 10 expressed that HREP had brought them personal transformation in numerous ways in the following words:
- I am more self-confident (91%); I feel stronger and better equipped (88%); I express myself better (88%); I have increased awareness of gender-based inequalities (87%) and have started taking action against them (81%); I am more at peace with my body (%85); I am better informed about my own sexuality (84%).
Respondent women also stated that HREP had improved their relationships with their spouses/partners and children as following:
- I am more knowledgeable and better equipped in terms of gender-sensitive parenting (86%);
- My communication with my children has improved (84%);
- I have more effective communication with my spouse/partner (71%)
Of the respondents:
- 84% considered HREP a positive contribution to the struggle against violence against women (both domestic and otherwise),
- 67% reported to have joined the membership of or volunteered in women’s organizations;
- 59% to have returned to or entered gainful employment;
- 62% to have returned to or continued with their education.