Project:
Evaluation Date: June 2018
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Through the activities of the project, rural women’s capacities to lobby for results were increased. The use of technology to achieve lobbying outcomes was innovative and efficient, leading to direct benefits in the five target communities. The project was relevant and facilitated the establishment of dialogue between grassroots organizations and local authorities. The implementing agency also efficiently managed high-level outputs remaining within the project plan. Many now believe that the fight for their rights is legitimate and must be done through dialogue so they can have a better impact both in the private and public sphere.

Theme: Women's empowerment
Project:
Evaluation Date: June 2018
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

ICTs have the potential to strengthen the power of women and are under-exploited in Haiti today. Their demystification increases and strengthens the capacity for action, of relations and self-esteem of rural women, often victims of triple exclusion: as a woman, rural and poor. Grantees working on technology projects should collaborate with organized specialized in literacy to enable illiterate rural women to acquire computer skills.

Theme: Women's empowerment
Project: Active Citizens and Accountable Local Government
Evaluation Date:
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Compromise is often a necessary element of successful advocacy processes. Imperfect legislation for pedestrian’s rights can be better than no legislation, particularly when amendments can be introduced later. The original project
proposal had included the development and drafting of legislation. However, when the
Ministry of the Interior (MoI) launched a bill, IP determined that it would make more sense
to engage in and influence the MOI’s proposal rather than seek to push their own initiative.
IP engaged in a dual-pronged stategy during the advocacy process that included both
constructive and frequent dialogue with the MoI on the content of the law as well as civic
activism to pressure parliament on approval of the legislation.

Theme: Women's empowerment
Project: Empowerment of Women Citizens in Turkey
Evaluation Date: February 2012
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Serious challenges were encountered in providing training to working class women – the ultimate beneficiaries – whose circumstances were very different from those of the middle-class, educated trainees. The Training of Trainers course did not endow its graduates with the skills necessary to deal with a wide range of subjects, with beneficiaries requiring practical information regarding their rights and on how to act to address problems of day-to-day injustice – in inheritance, property ownership and divorce-related disputes.

Theme: Women's empowerment
Project: Empowerment of Women Citizens in Turkey
Evaluation Date: February 2012
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Most of those who were interviewed, both trainers and trainees, recognized the limitations of the trainer designation, and many indicated to the trainers that, while inspired by the course, they lacked both the confidence and the opportunity to deliver major training exercises, based on the manual, to groups of women.

Theme: Women's empowerment