The project design was faulty and unlikely to have a positive impact on the problem of sexual and gender based violence. There were in fact indications that the project had a negative effect. Women involved in activities, because of the ingrained patriarchal culture, were pressured to stay silent. In addition the repetition of messages underlining the dependent status of women, and the perpetuation of traditional responses to incidences of violence that deny the legal rights of the woman, for example – were likely to be negative.