Cedep / US Embassy Human Rights And Good Governance Project

This was a 1 year anti-violence project that aimed to bring to the forefront of public consciousness that gender-based violence was a human rights issue. The project was implemented in Piase community in the Bosomtwi-Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.

 

CEDEP employed the use of a rights-based approach in preventing and/or reducing domestic violence by facilitating the institution of a community based anti-violence team (COMBAT), a concept borrowed from another CEDEP project that had succeeded in encouraging community ownership of the change process because members of the team were selected from the community by the community members. Key achievements of the project among others include, 

-Gradual communities’ awareness about VAW as an affront to the development and status of women 
-Improved Gender relations for example husbands helping their wives with the household chores. 
-Improved parental responsibility.

Development Partner(s)
US Embassy

Year
2006 

Duration
1 year

Value/Budget
$11,000